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Old 07-21-2008, 04:41 PM
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I have a bimini top for my boat. So that works for me. But the Anchor shade looks like it would work.
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Old 07-21-2008, 04:42 PM
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Quick and easy solution - I would probably just stand behind _____(insert name)_______ .
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I've got 2 white anchor shades. I don't need 2 (one was given to me by a friend who sold his boat). Let me know if you want to try one "risk free" as they say!
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Old 07-21-2008, 04:46 PM
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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..
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I have seen the anchor shade and if I didn't want to drill holes to mount any type of cover it seems good. Question though was what do I use?? I have an arch with a bimini extension that only gets unfolded when I have other people that desire shade. I typically leave it wide open to the sun!!
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Old 07-21-2008, 04:56 PM
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...then the umbrella wont close because it's fukked up and you have to use a pair of dikes to cut it apart....
That can't be easy...
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I had a Lost Bwana, and gave it away to a friend that had a boat with a 7' beam. The Lost Bwana is heavier material, and heavier duty. However, the arms do not open as far as the Anchor Shade. Thus, the Lost Bwana gives you more of a tent shape, and less cockpit coverage.

I don't put the Anchor Shade up if its windy. Chances are the wind is enough to keep one cool vs. the Anchor Shade.

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Old 07-21-2008, 08:13 PM
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Anchor shade. Bought mine at West Marine
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Old 07-21-2008, 08:22 PM
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I have had an Anchor Shade for several years and like it. My friend bought one of the Lost Bwana's a year or so ago, because it was cheaper, about 1/2 the price of the Anchor Shade. Earlier this year he his threw his in the lake as he was cursing and swearing at it. He has an Anchor Shade now. Not saying they are the greatest thing since sliced bread, but I think they work pretty good. And yes, if it is windy, the Anchor Shade frames will buckle/kink. Mine buckled and we fixed that by TIG tack welding pieces of stainless steel rod in the U channel. I wouldn't recommend using it in heavy wind, and we only use it while anchored.

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had 2 anchor shades wind on the first, easy up but wind eats them , Bimini now big difference on cost.
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