Originally Posted by Tracyandkimo
Yes my boat
has numerous Sunbrella enclosures but I'm looking for a shade material that is somewhat transparent to produce shade but allow visibility such as Sailrite's Phifertex. It is the degree of block out, 70% or 90%, that I am unsure of. thanks
Are these for top shades or side panels
We use a Textilene 80 (black) as side panels
in our cockpit
to block the sun and create shade. Still easily seen through it while underway or at anchor
. The mesh is fine enough to use as bug screens if you were going to make full side curtains.
Haven't tried the 90 version as side panels. If the visibility is main factor, get a swatch of each and try them.
Downside of any mesh/screen material, would be reduced air flow if they were full side curtains.
If your application is for an overhead awning, would go for the 90. We use the Phifertex Plus (90) in our hatches & skylight covers. It still lets in plenty of light and helps keep the heat out.