We have windows all around the salon area - and these let in a LOT of heat, particularly early morning and late afternoon when the sun is at an angle.
The windows already have a nice see-through covering material that snaps on to the boat. This filters some of the sun's rays, but not nearly enough!
The sun shines through that material.
So, I got the idea from new friends Willard and QP - use store-bought automotive sunshades and cut them to fit! (The window bends around the front of the boat, so I have to put a "bend" into the finished product!)
I used some left-over Sunbrella material from the dinghy chaps to sew reinforcements at the seams.
And I used the same material to bind all the cut edges.
All I have to do is partially take off the existing shade - and slip the new solid panel in place.
Here's the inside view - already cooler!
All buttoned up - we'll just remove it each time we go sailing. Takes just a minute!