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Shade Tree Awning System?

Does anyone have any experience with this awning system? If so, what do you think about it?
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I have a set. They absolutely work -- temperature reduction below of 10 - 15 deg F. I have found I don't use them much since it is one more thing to put up and take down everyday. If you are more patient and tolerant than I you might really love them.
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Thanks for the info. We're in Texas and it's pretty darn hot down here right now so 10 to 15 degrees cooler sounds good to me.

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Does anyone have any experience with this awning system? If so, what do you think about it?
We have a custom set; you can see ours installed in the 2009 refit/new stuff gallery by clicking the link in my sig and following it down.

We love it. Ditto the temperature experiences...

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We love it too. We have used it now for about 3 years. They can be a little noisy in higher winds since they attach to the lifelines, but it is negligible especially for the great shade provided. We can put it up in about 10 minutes. We had one made for us since we have a canoe stern, and the company was a pleasure to work with.
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Folks,

Thanks for the pics and feedback. Sounds like its a go.

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They are great but a silver reflective tarp form Home Depot is about 1/10 th of the cost...That is what we use...
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People who have them seem to like them. One tradeoff to be aware of: many folks put them up very high (see the photo in the earlier post), which makes it easy to walk fore-and-aft below the awning, but allows morning and afternoon sun to bypass the awning and cook the boat as if there were no awning present.
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They are great but a silver reflective tarp form Home Depot is about 1/10 th of the cost...That is what we use...
Bingo! It's also waterproof.
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For lots of pix of an installed system, go to Pictures: Flying Pig Refit 2009/Repairs_And_Upgrades/Rigging which is inside the 2009Refit/upgrades/rigging in my gallery seen in my sig line...

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