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06-16-2010 01:50 PM
SEMIJim
Quote:
Originally Posted by rayncyn51 View Post
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!

Jim
06-16-2010 01:48 PM
SEMIJim Sorry: Missed this earlier.

Quote:
Originally Posted by deniseO30 View Post
Don't most people use PVC pipe and bend the curve?
And haul-around a bunch of curved PVC pipe? No thanks.

Quote:
Originally Posted by deniseO30 View Post
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.

Quote:
Originally Posted by deniseO30 View Post
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.

Jim
06-16-2010 01:40 PM
emoney 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.
06-16-2010 01:35 PM
rayncyn51 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
06-16-2010 01:23 PM
SEMIJim
Quote:
Originally Posted by flyingwelshman View Post
Try here: World Famous

They sell them at Canadian Tire in Canada, but I've seen World Famous stuff at Walmart and Bass Pro, so they might carry them or something similar in the States.
Yes, that's exactly what I'm talking about.

Quote:
Originally Posted by flyingwelshman View Post
We used the fibre glass poles at the mast-end, but the bend was too much and the fibreglass poles broke.

Here's a view through the front edge (before the poles broke):
Huh. That bend doesn't look excessive. Maybe better (stronger? more flexible?) poles are needed?

Anyway: Yeah, that's just the kind of thing I'm talking about. ISTM, done right, one should be able to come up with a nice, roomy, shaded space . And, as a plus, extended over the companionway, a way to keep that open during (light?) rain.

I'd want to go over our boom, tho. As previously noted: Our boom is quite low.

Thanks for the pointer!

Jim
06-16-2010 01:01 PM
flyingwelshman
Quote:
Originally Posted by SEMIJim View Post
Lately I've been wondering if there's a source for those semi-flexible rods with the internal bungee cords that fold up when not in-use, used for modern round and oval tents? If I could find a few of those, I'm thinkin' 4-5, that we long enough, I bet I could design something that The Admiral, with her mad sewing skillz, could fabricate.

Jim
Try here: World Famous

They sell them at Canadian Tire in Canada, but I've seen World Famous stuff at Walmart and Bass Pro, so they might carry them or something similar in the States.

We rigged a nylon shade that zips to the front edge of the bimini and goes under the boom and is bungied around the mast. It's light, easy to set up, stows really small, and keeps the sun and (light) rain off.
We used the fibre glass poles at the mast-end, but the bend was too much and the fibreglass poles broke. Now I just bungie the corners to the toe-rail. Works great.

Here's a view through the front edge (before the poles broke):
06-16-2010 12:36 PM
deniseO30 Don't most people use PVC pipe and bend the curve? Just seems like allot of rigging for temporary shelter. the tarp over the boom works fine for me. The strange blue glow is kind of weird though!
06-16-2010 12:24 PM
SEMIJim
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Originally Posted by remetau View Post
Besides lots of sunscreen and plenty of water, since we don't have a bimini, we use these umbrellas by Pro-Techt when sailing and a ShadeTree at anchor or dock.
What's over the cockpit, below:



Is the kind of thing I'm talking about. But it looks like that has some pretty substantial curved "poles" holding it up. I'm thinking of trying to fabricate something using those collapse-able/fold-able "poles" that modern dome tents use. If I use a light enough fabric I think it might work. Just have to figure out how/where to anchor the ends of the poles and how/where to anchor the thing front-to-back.

Jim
06-16-2010 10:39 AM
Dfok We had some interesting weather on the Chesapeake Sunday, quick moving thunderstorms that came through several hours before forecast. This iphone picture was taken from the mooring at Bay Boat Works in North East MD around 5:30 PM. What started as a hot and sweaty day got cool real quick. Wet too. And windy.....[IMG][/IMG]
06-16-2010 10:08 AM
gene1952 I Have A Small Window Unit Mounted In A Spare, Lower Cabin Hatch Board.
It Actually Is Just Above The Top Step Down Into The Cabin.it Is Very Easy To Step Over.
When Not In Use I Just Lift It Out And Set In Up In The V Berth. (dump The Water Out First) About 100.00 Dollars From A Home Supply Place And A Little Time Cutting The Board And Your In Business. I Have A Second Board With A Screen For Ventilation During Mild Days. You Can't See The Unit Unless Your On The Boat.
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