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Hello Folks,

I'm new to the group with a 2009 Beneteau 40 that I've had for two years now.  We love this boat!

This looks like a great site for sharing ideas and info.  Just to pay it forward a bit, I thought I would share with everyone a recent project I did with my Sailrite Sewing Machine.

These are black mesh screen covers that snap in place with stick-on removable "Snad" snaps and they serve three functions:

  1. Protect the window from scratches and UV (like slapping jib sheets) and keep them looking new.
  2. Full-time bug screens for the portholes.
  3. Add some additional privacy and shade inside during the day.

I also made a snap-on cover for the skylight on the deck to keep it looking new and protect it from the UV.  The lighter canvas lets plenty of light through.

Photos attached.

Cheers,

Randy

S/V "Karma"

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Great idea and execution Randy!  I’ve been contemplating something similar for some time, but had never thought of using a mesh that could double as an insect screen.

Hello Randy,

New to the group, going through the posts, I have come upon this thread.  I was considering tinting my windows of my Beneteau 43 with a darker tint, but I really like your idea.  So I will copy with pride!

Thanks,

Kerim 

SV Bravo  

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