Window sunscreen

Discussion in 'Modifications/Customizations' started by oceanpearl, May 25, 2016.

  1. oceanpearl

    oceanpearl Member

    101
    Aug 20, 2008
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    400DB Searay 2001
    240 Searay Sundeck 2008
    454 7.4 MPI Horozons
    5.7 Mercruiser 300MPI
    Need recommendations for sunscreen shading fabric that remains opaque and blocks the heat generated by the sun.
    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.:huh:
    Thanks
     
  2. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    There are two different levels of a sunscreen material called Phifertex. It's strong, blocks the sun and yet you can see through it from the inside. Any marine fabric shop or place that shades can probably make it for you.
     
  3. Billfletcher

    Billfletcher New Member

    913
    Feb 20, 2011
    San Diego, CA
    2014, 44, EC.
    2 X 370HP Volvo D6, DPH Duo Prop's
    We use a white cover for the glass. The areas and window under the cover Stays cooler, and still blocks quite a bit of the Sun.
     
  4. rondds

    rondds Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 3, 2006
    Jersey Shore
    2001 380DA
    Merc 8.1s (2008)...Hurth ZF 63 V-drives...WB 7.0 BCGD (2013), Garmin 8208 & 740 MFDs, GMR 24xHD dome
    I had a grey Sunbrella one on my previous boat (340DB) to match the other canvas. Then I had a white one made. The white one was much "cooler" b/c it reflected rather than absorbed the heat. If you go with canvas (as opposed to the perforated type) get a lighter color. Was very tough to keep the salon cool on days >90*
     
  5. Quint4

    Quint4 Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    S.W. Ohio
    330 Sport Bridge
    5.7 MPI 350 Merc Bluewaters
    I like my Phifertex plus cover. I can see out of it but it blocks 90% of sun out.

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  6. QT1

    QT1 Member

    287
    Oct 20, 2016
    Belair, MD
    1988 300 Weekender
    5.7 Mercruisers, Westerbeke genny (that works!), Avon dinghy w/ Yamaha
    outboard
    Realizing this is an old posting sailrite has the material
     

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