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Bow sun shade on R200

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I found this on eBay which seems it might work for keeping my R200's bow cushions out of the sun

https://www.ebay.com/itm/T-Top-BOW-SHADE-Length-82/262244234969

Has anyone tried this, or something similar?

I don't need 100% water proof, and it doesn't rain much here in California anyway. I just want to block the UV from the vinyl.

I just ordered one. If it works well I might buy another for the stern area as well.

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Here's what it looks like. The size is a pretty good fit. My only complaint is the straps are a little difficult to open and close.

I also added a DIY shade for the back of the boat, using a 8x6 tarp from Walmart. It's tied down using 6-in ball bungee cords, also from Walmart. I bought 100-ft of bungee cords from Amazon to lengthened some of the cords.

Cost

bow = $62.99 (eBay)

stern = less than $20.

 

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That looks pretty cool. I think I’ll probably order one. I don’t have the rails on my R202 but I’m sure I could find something attach I it to. We would probably use it to help keep the sun off us while anchored 

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I think it would be nice too when sand barring. Would be nervous of wind damage when leaving it alone in slip. I’d be concerned with the placement of that aft fender. Looks like it could slide out behind boat/dock. I had same configuration and concern on my R222ES so I had a recessed cleats added to gunwale port and starboard about 4’fwd aft. 

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On 5/8/2018 at 4:15 AM, RickR160 said:

I would expect your marina to not be enthralled with that tarp.

I am in a public marina, so it's full of tarps. I'd venture to say that my tarp is probably the classiest of them all :-)

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8 hours ago, Otis said:

I think it would be nice too when sand barring. Would be nervous of wind damage when leaving it alone in slip. I’d be concerned with the placement of that aft fender. Looks like it could slide out behind boat/dock. I had same configuration and concern on my R222ES so I had a recessed cleats added to gunwale port and starboard about 4’fwd aft. 

Good point about the aft fender. My stern line is pretty short so hopefully the fender will never move past the end of the dock.

Have you tried those fender hangers that plug into the rod holders? I am thinking of getting one and put the aft fender there instead.

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I haven’t. Pretty happy with the added cleats though. I also jumped a size up on my fenders and got the protective clothe covers. However, after one year, you can notice the paint IWO fenders is slightly faded. 

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