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Salon Blinds "95" 3988 30 May 2017 03:05 #1

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Finally made it down to Florida to clean up my newly purchased 1995 3988. Does anyone have any ideas on window coverings for the funny angled shaped side windows in the Salon. It currently has custom fit (but trashed) aluminum blinds which the Admiral says have to go. I am trying to avoid hiring a Blind professional for custom ones because of the logistics problem with the boat in florida and me in Colorado. Any ideas?

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Salon Blinds "95" 3988 30 May 2017 04:37 #2

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"Impasse". 2001 3988
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Salon Blinds "95" 3988 31 May 2017 14:00 #3

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I recently replaced my bwindow coverings with some Levelor cellular shades. Though they were fairly straight forward, when I was surfing the web looking for the best prices, I saw several companies that offered custom, odd sizied window coverings that didn't seem to teribky expensive. I'm sorry that I don't know more about how you would template or shapes for online purchase, but I thought I would pass along that I saw some various options online when I was looking, myself.

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Salon Blinds "95" 3988 31 May 2017 15:26 #4

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Just started installing new blinds on my 4087. Also went with Levelor. Special ordered through Lowes matching the wood accents in the boat. Measured the actual window size. Don't remember if the 3988 has the vinyl casing or not around the windows, but make sure you size the width of the channel as it slopes to the contour both fore and aft. Looks 100% better. Some slight modifications needed on hanging them, but very happy so far with what we got.

Hope this helps.

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Salon Blinds "95" 3988 31 May 2017 16:03 #5

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Jebbb wrote: Just started installing new blinds on my 4087. Also went with Levelor. Special ordered through Lowes matching the wood accents in the boat. Measured the actual window size. Don't remember if the 3988 has the vinyl casing or not around the windows, but make sure you size the width of the channel as it slopes to the contour both fore and aft. Looks 100% better. Some slight modifications needed on hanging them, but very happy so far with what we got.

Hope this helps.


Any pictures, Jebbb?

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Salon Blinds "95" 3988 31 May 2017 19:24 #6

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Any pictures, Jebbb?

Starboard side is done. Sunday was just too nice of a day to finish. Decided to go on a cruise instead of installing the port. Sorry, away from the boat now, but will snap some shots when I go back.
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Salon Blinds "95" 3988 07 Jun 2017 04:52 #7

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I just bought a 2001 3988 and I have to agree that the "odd shaped" blinds are a pain in the ass! I have other priorities now with the boat, but finding a better solution to these blinds is definitely on my list. Let me know what you come up with.

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Salon Blinds "95" 3988 08 Jun 2017 07:00 #8

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Saw these recently at a boat show in Düsseldorf Germany. They are from a company called Ocean Air. I had them come measure my boat but the cost would have been almost 5 grand!


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Salon Blinds "95" 3988 10 Jun 2017 16:57 #9

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Thanks for sharing that.....but 5 grand!? I think I'll put up with the current blinds for a while...lol. I'm going to a boat show in San Diego on June 18th and will see if there's another solution out there....will post if I find something.

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Salon Blinds "95" 3988 10 Jun 2017 17:01 #10

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I'll be there on the 15th!

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Salon Blinds "95" 3988 10 Jun 2017 18:31 #11

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We ordered a plastic faux wood blinds, 1" to the length of the windows and original blinds to replace the corroded metal blinds.
The faux wood blind is heavier than the aluminum blind, however the of shape can be cut slat by slat with a pair of heavy scissors.
Relatively cheap. Make sure that you get your pulls and rotation adjustments in the correct configuration for access and use. The hardest part was the mounting. The valance ad to come down.

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Salon Blinds "95" 3988 11 Jun 2017 03:57 #12

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Masonj...Do you have any pictures? What Brand? where did you purchase them? Starving for all the info I can get. Thanks

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Salon Blinds "95" 3988 14 Jun 2017 05:22 #13

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Nice! Probably going on Friday. In either case, let us know if you come up with any good finds.....hoping that there will be some electronic vendors. I'm researching new chart plotter, radar and auto pilot...

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Salon Blinds "95" 3988 14 Jun 2017 21:14 #14

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I went with Garmin on plotter and autopilot and couldn't be happier. I also am planning on sending you a pic on my bow pulpit. I did it a little differently than anyone else I have seen.

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Salon Blinds "95" 3988 17 Jun 2017 00:36 #15

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Like you, I'm leaning towards Garmin for chart plotter, radar, (probably solid state), and auto pilot. Which Chartplotter did you get? And anxious to see your newly fabricated bow pulpit....I need to start that project soon! Looking forward to your pics...

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Salon Blinds "95" 3988 09 Oct 2017 05:52 #16

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We just made curtains in lieu of blinds. Then we dont have to listen to them as we cruise. The attach in the back with velcro. We leave them hang for air flow

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Salon Blinds "95" 3988 10 Oct 2017 19:24 #17

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I have 4087. Went to Home Depot and I ordered regular Levilor blinds.
They have straight, not angled sides. But I measured long enough so
The end extends behind the angled wall. Works perfect. You can't see any
Of the covered ends. Price was right.

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Salon Blinds "95" 3988 10 Oct 2017 19:31 #18

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Dunwoody wrote: I have 4087. Went to Home Depot and I ordered regular Levilor blinds.
They have straight, not angled sides. But I measured long enough so
The end extends behind the angled wall. Works perfect. You can't see any
Of the covered ends. Price was right.


Could post photos of the completed project please?

Greg

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Salon Blinds "95" 3988 10 Oct 2017 23:13 #19

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We would like to see pics as well, sounds like a big improvment over the skinny metal slats.

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Salon Blinds "95" 3988 10 Oct 2017 23:39 #20

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I'll be happy to post photo next week when I return to boat. I purchased the metal slats, but not the economy version. They look great
If I was to do again I would purchase the
narrow wood slats.

But sure beats angled custom made ones
at exhorbitant prices.

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Salon Blinds "95" 3988 11 Oct 2017 15:18 #21

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I found these but still spendy. Hope the link works.

www.blindcornersandcurves.com/arched-bli...angled-blind-pricing

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Salon Blinds "95" 3988 17 Oct 2017 16:11 #22

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We are wanting to replace our levelors. A few folks here talked about Lowe’s and HD alternatives. Any photos of completed projects would be super helpful!

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