I just bought the anchor shade for the 4th to please the wife,but have not used it yet. After reading all this I am worried about using it on the Gulf coast.DAMN WIFE
I own both the anchor shade and a bimini .I've used the shade once and use the bimini every weekend. The Bimini is better in the wind & rain and also can be left up while underway up till about 40 mph. It is also much easier to set up n break down.
There's a 51OL on our dock that just had a Bimini installed... It's top notch and it's guaranteed up to 80 mph!
I may need to get me one of them!
I bought an Anchor Shade this year. Gives good shade but makes it difficult to move around the cockpit with it up. For the money, it seems to do it's job okay.
Advantage side/side front bolsters.
With the split front bolsters, 'tis true; the pole is right in the middle of everything.
There is a shop here in Richmond that has made several bimini tops for friends that are guaranteed up to 80 mph.
You can also tie-strap some rods in the channels to give it extra rigidity in the wind. Mine is 5 years old used and abused but still doin' the do...BUT it's not worth the $199 retail. Go for theother brands for $99.
I HAVE NO TIME NOR THE INCLINATION TO EXPLAIN MYSELF TO THOSE WHO SLEEP UNDER THE BLANKET OF THE VERY FREEDOM THAT I PROVIDE, THEN QUESTIONS THE MANNER IN WHICH I PROVIDE IT - (A Few Good Men)
Overton's latest catalog has Anchor Shades for $159 and is offering 10% off any purchase over $150 and I think it said free shipping, too, so that makes it ~ $143.
anchor shade,but it can be kinda of pain in the ... in the wind.the price is right though.
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