Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: CT/ Long Island Sound
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For screens over our hatches, I simply went to Home Depot and purchased several yards of the plastic (nylon?) window screen that was wide enough to overlap the hatch by a good bit. Then I cut the length so that it again overlapped a good bit, and added an edging of masking tape to give it some heft. Next time I may add some pennies along the edge inside the tape to weight it down even more. When it's time to snug down, I spread the screen out over the hatch and the bugs stay out. If there's a real breeze, a line draped around the hatch on top of the screen will hold it. The main hatch screen gets the same setup treatment on three sides, and then the top gets tucked under the end of the open hatchcover. To stow, they all fold neatly into little gray packets. This set has lasted five seasons so far, and cost about $5.00 new.