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Shade extender system build

justamon

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I think I'm going to step out into the unknown territory of creation, and attempt to design a shade extension system for my tiny FSH. I have seen large center console boats with sophisticated and extremely expensive extended shade systems. I was so thoroughly impressed with the idea, and seemingly simple design that I'm a little surprised there seems to be so little out there as far as options and competition. If anyone has any ideas or skills and can possibly jump in on this thread to add or create more options that would be amazing! I'm thinking of getting a window shade pull down system with painter poles, and try to attach them to the tower... I don't know. Wish me luck I guess. If It's not too hideous, I'll try to post some pics.
 

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That thing seemed to be a safe inexpensive option, I have put it in my list of things to try when we add the t-top to our Deluxe!
 

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JetBoatPilot is developing one, but they seem to be behind. Will sent me a message last year saying they are developing an fairly large extension system and that it was supposed to be ready for 2021. However when I inquired earlier this year he said it's being pushed back to next year.
 

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JetBoatPilot is developing one, but they seem to be behind. Will sent me a message last year saying they are developing an fairly large extension system and that it was supposed to be ready for 2021. However when I inquired earlier this year he said it's being pushed back to next year.
Damn, it would be nice to know what the overall plan is, even if it won't be ready this year. I've been itching to get something, but still haven't settled on what I want to do.
 

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If this helps I asked him how much and it didn't sounds like it was going to be lower priced so there are a few other options out there in the interim that are less than $200.
 

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Yeah I don't expect it to be bargain price like some of the other options. Which is why I'll probably end up custom fabricating something to meet whatever specific requirements we (the wife and I) eventually come up with.

I like the design of the Yamaha Aft shade because it is so simple and clean. I'm not sure it provides that much shade though, but it is well designed and would qualify for 'wife approval'. That is the hard part. LOL
 

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JASmith

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This one from Ocean South worked well for me. Its a Size 4. T-Top Extension - Oceansouth I also got the Size 3 for the Front
Nice. Would you go larger in the front? I was trying to order a 4 for the back but they’ve been out of stock. I feel like a 4 for sure would be good in front. Almost went with the 5 but seemed like it might be too much.
 

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Nice. Would you go larger in the front? I was trying to order a 4 for the back but they’ve been out of stock. I feel like a 4 for sure would be good in front. Almost went with the 5 but seemed like it might be too much.
Im happy with the size 3 up front myself but a size 4 would work too I think. You would probably need 60 degree rod holders. They were out of stock for over a month before I got mine, I was checking everyday for a month before they came back in.
 

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If this helps I asked him how much and it didn't sounds like it was going to be lower priced so there are a few other options out there in the interim that are less than $200.
I'm calculating 4 "Sherlock" 8' painter poles, 2 8x5 tarps and a little PVC and metal straps. Total seems to be under $200.
 

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If "Jetboatpilot can keep it reasonable, I don't mind supporting small businesses for quality products. I would imagine the product would turn out very neat and clean.
 

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I think I have everything I need. Cost a little over $60.00.Project.jpg
 

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I’m excited to see what you put together!
How can you incorporate the flowers? Hahaha
 

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I considered going this route before purchasing the OceanSouth set. My issue was a wanted a decent marine canvas not the $8 tarp from home depot with duct tape to shape it how I wanted, which after getting quotes from multiple places was why I just decided to get what I got.
 

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The flowers are to beautify the display.:winkingthumbsup" I have either the "Ocean South" system or something comparable. I can't remember. I agree with the quality of the canopy material being a priority. I intend to use mine with the extension system. I will attach pics. I would love to see other ideas. I think we can either come up with a really awesome and not so incredibly expensive product. That said, I am still really hoping "jetboat pilot" comes up with something we would all be proud to permanently install on our boats.
 
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