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I have rosacea which requires me to limit sun exposure, so I can attest to some healthy shade. That is why I started this thread. I too like to see my sails and masthead - and in a perfect world would not have a bimini. But in this one, I like my shade. Unfortunately everything on a boat has a compromise and I choose shade!! I just needed some ideas on how to have my cake and eat it too. Thanks everyone for the ideas and opinions so far.
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How about a small mirror? It could be mounted to the Bimini, or even the coach roof. Then you wouldn't even have to bend your neck to look up!

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If you have Rosacea, which can be a very serious, dermatological condition, you should definitely limit your exposure to the sun to a bare minimum. Install the largest Bimini top you can find, and I would suggest one with side curtains--they do a wonderful job, most have windows, and you would be amazed at just how much difference the curtains make on a hot, humid day.

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If you have Rosacea, which can be a very serious, dermatological condition, you should definitely limit your exposure to the sun to a bare minimum. Install the largest Bimini top you can find, and I would suggest one with side curtains--they do a wonderful job, most have windows, and you would be amazed at just how much difference the curtains make on a hot, humid day.

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Gary, if I have my side curtains up on a hot, humid day, it becomes a greenhouse sauna. Our bimini is pretty big and rolls over the side enough that the helmsman must duck to see athwart. That gets the job done.
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Gary, if I have my side curtains up on a hot, humid day, it becomes a greenhouse sauna. Our bimini is pretty big and rolls over the side enough that the helmsman must duck to see athwart. That gets the job done.
I know what you mean about the sauna effect. In my case I usually drop the curtain about halfway--just enough to block direct sun, while still leaving enough opening to allow some air-flow. Ironically, I have a friend who resides in Key West that is always complaining about the summer humidity. When it gets to 50 percent and the temperature hits 90 he stays indoors. Of course, he has never boated on Chesapeake Bay in mid August, times when the temperature and humidity are both in the upper 90s.

The main thing is to avoid getting sunburned. I know many, many charter fishing captains that have developed various forms of skin cancers, all of which are potentially fatal. And, over the past decade I've lost several friends and relatives to melanoma.

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Skin cancer usually changes that perspective.
I had one cut out last week and just got the stiches taken out this morning. As an Aussie we grew up near naked in the sun before sunscreen was popular.

But I am not letting it affect my life

My boat always has one of those industrial size sun screen containers on board so a lil squirt and you too can enjoy the great outdoors!
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