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How to make arrangements for effective occasional curtains.


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What is the issue?
Curtains are often seen to detract from the appearance of the yacht and below decks seem cluttered. Yet they are needed for privacy and comfort.


Why address this?
Curtains are important for privacy when alongside. They are also are important in hot climates to protect from the hot sun. A boat in motion or in anchor sends seeping sun spots via the portholes to locate your face no matter where you are resting.


How to address this?
Fix curtain holders as presented in figure 1.

All that is required are some small appealing drawer knobs, available in most large hardware stores, and some bungee to act as a curtain pole by ending it with a loop and whipping.
Fix the knobs via epoxy and allow a height that enables the ports to be opened. Use, or line, your curtains with a black-out fabric.
This is a neat and versatile approach to making curtains for the vessel.


With thanks to:
Michael Harpur, Yacht Obsession.



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