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post #7 of Old 01-06-2011
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rdw, you don't mention where you are, but if you're in a tropical climate, be aware that a lot of clear panels can heat up the cockpit pretty quickly. What you want is protection from the sun. I have solid sunbrella panels that close the 3 sides of the cockpit (and a hard dodger). I use the panels to keep dry in the cockpit during squals and, more importantly, I put up one of the side or back panels to keep the sun out of the cockpit at anchor or when sailing. I zip them in and move them about depending on the angle of the sun. If you're in a colder climate, disregard the above ....

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