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What do you use to cover your portholes inside the cabin??? Curtains are in the way! Any ideas would be appreciated!
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we have curtains that are held on a track top and bottom. stand proud of house side about 1 inch.
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For opening ports we have oversized covers roughly shaped to the size of the opening port, with shock cord or elastic sewn in around the edge. This allows us to snap them over the opening port and the elastic holds them in place. They are lined so they completely block light. We also have lined blackout covers for the translucent hatches, and lined blackout curtains for the main (non-opening) cabin ports.

We use these if we want to sleep in when pretty far north in summer, where morning comes very early, or after a tiring passage, when we'd like some extra sleep, but usually it's when we have teenagers aboard, who'd like to sleep in.
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I love the idea of the covers with the elastic. Did you make them yourself???
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Sahara: I also am interested in your curtains. Do you have any pictures or could you post a drawing? Thanks. Diane
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porthole covers

I recently purchase a 27 Hunter and was wonder the same thing, how do I put curtains on these portholes? Since they open putting something fix was not really an option. What I did was purchased black duckcloth and made curtains to fit and then put velcro on the corners of the curtains and then on the wall on the outside edge of the portholes. I did the same to cover the hatches. when I want them up I just attached to the velcro and when I don't I take them down. It works great if the portholes are open or closed.
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I use chinese manufactured reed-blinds.
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Elastic

I tried the cover with elastic but found that some portholes did not have a lip to catch the elastic under and so it slips off. I did make them well fitted maybe thats why. I do not really fancy the velcro idea. Does anyone else have other suggestions?
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