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Old 05-24-2012
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Re: Bug Screens

I have made bug screens for all openings and no-see-um liners to put in place when the little bastards are out in force. You can get the no-see-um netting from surplus outlets, fiberglass screening pretty much everywhere. For hatches, I sewed a perimeter piece from scraps of sailcloth with Velcro all around. For the companionway, I made wood frames that match the boards that can be stowed pretty easily. Screens are a real necessity. The no-see-um stuff doesn't allow much ventilation but it's better than getting chewed on.
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