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Old 07-22-2008, 08:21 AM
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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.
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Old 07-22-2008, 12:29 PM
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If you want shade put a hat on.
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Old 07-22-2008, 12:58 PM
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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.
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Old 09-30-2010, 04:14 PM
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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
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Old 09-30-2010, 05:44 PM
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Full bimini has many good uses, money well spent if you like to travel over night.
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Old 09-30-2010, 08:55 PM
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Old 09-30-2010, 10:59 PM
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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
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Old 10-01-2010, 01:58 AM
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ask this guy hes an expert on Shade.. oh wait..

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There is a guy on ebay selling umbrellas that mount to your bolster seat... anyone use them?
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