Cruisers Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 12-06-2020, 08:42   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Western Australia
Boat: S&S Swift 40 ketch
Posts: 15
Clozure shutters advice. (Peek a boo shutters)

Hi
I was hoping to receive some feedback from anyone who has Clozure shutters ( previously called Peek a boo shutters). Do you find the lines block your view when they are open? Any drawbacks? Any great points?
We are thinking of buying them to fit our stainless opening ports.
Thanks
Steve and Pauline
seagypsy8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2020, 09:20   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: Sugar Land, TX
Boat: 2000 Catalina 470 #058
Posts: 342
Re: Clozure shutters advice. (Peek a boo shutters)

If you are considering shades you should look at this option. https://www.totalshading.com/


I have seen them and am contemplating replacement of my current fabric shades.
__________________
Sailing a Catalina 470; Working hard
GreenWave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2020, 13:22   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: Victoria, BC
Boat: Gulfstar 44 CC
Posts: 26
Re: Clozure shutters advice. (Peek a boo shutters)

I hated the peek a boo shades on our windows. The light still comes through, the clear part of the shades isnt clear enough and blocks the view. they get a hard pass from me.
Qismat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2020, 21:04   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Western Australia
Boat: S&S Swift 40 ketch
Posts: 15
Re: Clozure shutters advice. (Peek a boo shutters)

Thanks for that Qismat. Were they on the boat when you bought her or did you buy the shutters?
Thanks
Steve and Pauline
seagypsy8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-06-2020, 09:01   #5
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Portland, Oregon USA
Boat: Island Packet, Packet Cat 35
Posts: 603
Re: Clozure shutters advice. (Peek a boo shutters)

I'd order the free sample and see what you think.
Cpt Mark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-06-2020, 09:08   #6
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 2
Re: Clozure shutters advice. (Peek a boo shutters)

We installed the Clozure shutters in the galley and the head 3 years ago and are very satisfied. They haven't yellowed, pass plenty of light when open, and were easy to install.
Dave
nussbda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-06-2020, 09:21   #7
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 308
Re: Clozure shutters advice. (Peek a boo shutters)

I installed ordinary home depot vinyl roller blinds, cut to length, Then installed with the roller at the lower part, so you pull the blind up from the bottom to a round ceramic drawer slide 'button' at the top. This was on a catamaran with long sloping windows, lived on if for several years in the tropics and liked being able to pull them up part way or all the way. They eventually got rusty, but cost less than $20. each.
Paul Howard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-06-2020, 09:23   #8
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 10
Re: Clozure shutters advice. (Peek a boo shutters)

I have used them for years on small opening ports that look foolish with curtains. I love them. I do not have big ports (non-opening) but find I have ample vision and total privacy when closed. I love the ease of operation and installation.
bollard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-06-2020, 10:20   #9
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: BC
Boat: O'Day 40
Posts: 716
Re: Clozure shutters advice. (Peek a boo shutters)

I think you'll need to try 1 yourself. We tried 1 on a small NFM portlight and didn't like it. Others like them.
__________________
Trying to make new mistakes.
bcboomer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-06-2020, 10:21   #10
Registered User
 
macman4190's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Waukegan - Lake Michigan
Boat: 1979 Islander 36
Posts: 89
Re: Clozure shutters advice. (Peek a boo shutters)

I have them on all my ports and am very happy with them. At first I felt the view was restricted, but have gotten used to it. I sometimes felt that on long passages I might remove them (easy to do) so I could spend time down below and see out, but have never felt it necessary to actually do it.
macman4190 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-06-2020, 06:38   #11
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Western Australia
Boat: S&S Swift 40 ketch
Posts: 15
Re: Clozure shutters advice. (Peek a boo shutters)

Thanks for the feedback Dave. This helps us to decide if we want to try some.
Cheers
Steve and Pauline
Quote:
Originally Posted by nussbda View Post
We installed the Clozure shutters in the galley and the head 3 years ago and are very satisfied. They haven't yellowed, pass plenty of light when open, and were easy to install.
Dave
seagypsy8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-06-2020, 06:41   #12
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Western Australia
Boat: S&S Swift 40 ketch
Posts: 15
Re: Clozure shutters advice. (Peek a boo shutters)

Quote:
Originally Posted by bollard View Post
I have used them for years on small opening ports that look foolish with curtains. I love them. I do not have big ports (non-opening) but find I have ample vision and total privacy when closed. I love the ease of operation and installation.
Using them for years is a good recommendation. Thankyou
seagypsy8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-06-2020, 06:44   #13
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Western Australia
Boat: S&S Swift 40 ketch
Posts: 15
Re: Clozure shutters advice. (Peek a boo shutters)

Quote:
Originally Posted by bcboomer View Post
I think you'll need to try 1 yourself. We tried 1 on a small NFM portlight and didn't like it. Others like them.
Thanks for your tip. We have 16 NFM opening ports. We could try one in the head. See how it feels. Thanks
seagypsy8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-06-2020, 06:50   #14
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Western Australia
Boat: S&S Swift 40 ketch
Posts: 15
Re: Clozure shutters advice. (Peek a boo shutters)

They do look easy to remove and we discussed doing this. I'm sure we would get used to the verticle stripes. What colour did you select?
Quote:
Originally Posted by macman4190 View Post
I have them on all my ports and am very happy with them. At first I felt the view was restricted, but have gotten used to it. I sometimes felt that on long passages I might remove them (easy to do) so I could spend time down below and see out, but have never felt it necessary to actually do it.
seagypsy8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-06-2020, 07:05   #15
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Western Australia
Boat: S&S Swift 40 ketch
Posts: 15
Re: Clozure shutters advice. (Peek a boo shutters)

Thanks Mark. We recieved a sample a little while ago. Great minds think a like hey. We like the concept, easy solution as all our NFM stainless ports open. See what people who have used them think.
Cheers
Steve and Pauline
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cpt Mark View Post
I'd order the free sample and see what you think.
seagypsy8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Who glues the boo Pachino Royale Deck hardware: Rigging, Sails & Hoisting 2 05-08-2018 06:10
Peek A Booo Porthole shutters mportdmd General Sailing Forum 4 13-04-2014 02:15
Boo Hoo, Boo Hoo Talbot Off Topic Forum 6 04-09-2008 16:21
lil' boo boo today knottybuoyz The Sailor's Confessional 25 13-08-2007 16:35

Advertise Here


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:55.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.