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07-19-2010 02:42 PM
QuickMick
07-09-2010 01:21 PM
QuickMick as a diy'er to create the same effect i took four flags (just some of my favs, two presidential flags of ireland and two from a province). I sewed them together, two longways, and the other two perpendicular to that piece leaving the middle open to go around the backstay. kinda like this:

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i just hang the deal over the boom and bungie it to the lifelines. i got all the flags for about 15 bucks and it works like a charm and is colorful. heck if it only lasts a season or two i got my moneys worth and can pick out new flags. if the sun comes out this weekend ill snap a photo.
07-05-2010 06:47 PM
skipgundlach 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...

L8R

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"You are never given a wish without also being given the power to
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06-23-2010 06:11 PM
zz4gta
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Originally Posted by Yorksailor View Post
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.
06-23-2010 04:50 PM
lshick 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.
06-23-2010 04:22 PM
Yorksailor They are great but a silver reflective tarp form Home Depot is about 1/10 th of the cost...That is what we use...
06-22-2010 12:23 AM
ThirdCoastSailor Folks,

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

TCS
06-20-2010 02:34 PM
remetau 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.
06-20-2010 02:19 PM
skipgundlach
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Originally Posted by ThirdCoastSailor View Post
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...

L8R

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06-20-2010 12:30 PM
ThirdCoastSailor 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.

TCS
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