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It only took me about 7-8months to get used to the Florida heat. And,
it's really not different that you guys farther north, it just last longer for
us. 95 degrees is easier on us because we're used to it. As for the shade,
anything helps, especially when there's a breeze, so cover it up anyway
you can.
As for the small a/c in the hatch boards, I like that idea and just happen
to have a small window unit in the garage that's there in the event
of a hurricane & the need to pull out the generator. I'll be fabricating
a board this weekend.
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Sorry: Missed this earlier.

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Don't most people use PVC pipe and bend the curve?
And haul-around a bunch of curved PVC pipe? No thanks.

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Just seems like allot of rigging for temporary shelter.
Perhaps you've never owned or used a modern dome-type tent? They go up and come down in, literally, minutes, and store compactly.

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the tarp over the boom works fine for me.
Once again: Our boom is quite low to the deck. Barely clearance for a trim individual to get between boom and cabin-top on a tack or gybe. So low that I'd almost be duck-walking in the cockpit were a sun shade simply rigged over the boom. (That's why I bungee the boom off to the non-boarding side of the boat when she's not under sail.)

Besides: A system like rayncyn51 posted about gives you much more head space at the sides of the cockpit, where you'd be wanting to sit, than something just tented over the boom. Plus a higher "ceiling/roof" and a lot more shaded air-space, thus it'd be much cooler.

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Y'all are on to something with the tent pole idea. I just saw a review of this in Sail magazine's e-newsletter:

Shadetree Boat Awning Systems
There ya go! I kinda figured somebody had to be making a product that worked that way. It's just too obvious to miss.

Bet they charge an arm-and-a-leg for 'em, tho. I'll check it out. Thanks!

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