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    Charter Member Charter Member Dean Ferry's Avatar
    My Boats:
    2006 Hustler 388, 2004 Hustler Talon 25, 1999 30 Spectre cat and 2007 21' hydrostream voyager w/ Merc. 225 EFI
    Join Date
    Nov 2000
    Merritt Is. Fl. USA
    Quote Originally Posted by Panther View Post
    Sorry but IMHO Anchor Shade sucks..... unless you live in an area where there's NO WIND.....which if you live near the ocean is ohhhhhh.....NEVER....

    I bought an Anchor shade two months ago based on recommendations here and other places and it broke the 3rd or 4th time I used it due to a 10-15 mph sea breeze....

    It's not fun when you're trying to enjoy your day with the family and the wind blows your anchorshade over with a 9 month old kid sitting on the back seat and then the umbrella wont close because it's fukked up and you have to use a pair of dikes to cut it apart....

    I took the umbrella apart and replaced the CHEEZY AZZ aluminim wire they have holding it all together and replaced it with a stainless steel shift cable....

    Total waste of $150.. get a bimini if wind is a problem for you..
    Had the same problem w/ an anchor shade a buddy gave me. Tossed it, and we have a bimini top on both our boats. Can't boat in Fl with all the Manatee Zones without 1.
    Everything is for sale @ a certain $$

  2. #32
    My Boats:
    28 Active Thunder
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Rockford Mich

  3. #33
    Gold Member Gold Member omerta one's Avatar
    My Boats:
    2009 Lip-Ship Gladiator; 1995 Cig 20
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    If you want shade put a hat on.
    Tommy Gun

  4. #34
    Beak botr VIP Member 88Fount33's Avatar
    My Boats:
    1988 Fountain 8.8
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Cape Coral
    12' bimini on our 28' boat, in two sections that zip together. Love to sit at anchor or drift and just chill in the water. It was done in Geneva, NY and so far (after replacing the set screws that held the ends into the sockets with rivets) it stands up to the occassional 60 mph push to get away from a storm. We keep it up most of the year unless it is winter and we want a little sun to warm us up some.

  5. #35
    rjr is offline
    My Boats:
    sold the 382 now it's a 2000 260 ss
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    I bought one of these pontoon Gazebos. Didn't want to drill holes so I made some hardware to mount it to the rails. Worked great at anchor in NO WIND. We are running out of season but I will let you know how it holds up

  6. #36
    JB Marshall Gold Member J.B. Marshall's Avatar
    My Boats:
    Formula, 382 Fastech - SOLD
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Hudson Valley, NY
    Full bimini has many good uses, money well spent if you like to travel over night.

  7. #37
    '05 Concept SF23 VIP Member
    My Boats:
    1997 Blackthunder SC430
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Franklin, Tn.
    CC with a T top.

  8. #38
    Registered VIP Member
    My Boats:
    1998 Scarab
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Long Island, NY
    Quote Originally Posted by rjr View Post
    Any suggestions on a quick, easy to store way to put some shade over the cockpit? Not so much underway as when anchored
    Go inside the bar

  9. #39
    Platinum Member Platinum Member ICDEDPPL's Avatar
    My Boats:
    38 Flatdeck
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    ask this guy hes an expert on Shade.. oh wait..

  10. #40
    My Boats:
    1987 Donzi 22; 2008 Donzi 28 ZXO
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Tallahassee, FL
    There is a guy on ebay selling umbrellas that mount to your bolster seat... anyone use them?

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