Blinds dress up the interior

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Blinds dress up the interior

Postby kainebob » Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:48 am

The old curtains just didn't cut it anymore, so we went to Blinds.com and replaced all the window treatments except for the slanted glass windows on the aft part of the cabin top. This is a very easy installation: You discard the valance and the mounting hardware, but drill two small quarter inch holes in the upper metal part of the blinds that are custom made for you in width and length. A 2.5 inch wood screw with a large washer will easily hold them up. Please note that when you are measuring the salon, master berth and aft head areas, the valance can easily take the wider blinds, whereas the front v-berth and forward head is narrower and you must purchase the narrower 1 inch blinds. It'll supply you a nice clean look.
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Re: Blinds dress up the interior

Postby Charlie0 » Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:59 pm

Very nice. Thanks for posting.
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Re: Blinds dress up the interior

Postby thugger » Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:08 am

Nicely done! I have a set of blinds from Blinds.com waiting installation now. I'm embarrassed to say that I ordered them last year, and just haven't gotten around to installing them. This weekend! :D Thanks for the fastening tip!
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Re: Blinds dress up the interior

Postby StevenD » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:05 am

Bravo, very nice!
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Re: Blinds dress up the interior

Postby Mike Massingill » Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:26 pm

Thinking about this.
Do they rattle?
Are they held down to restrict movement?
Are they wood, plastic, or metal?
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Re: Blinds dress up the interior

Postby Don Prior » Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:13 am

I have 1" wood strip blinds on Brassbounder. I use velcro type sticky strips on the base to hold them from swinging.

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Re: Blinds dress up the interior

Postby thugger » Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:53 pm

I have 1" blinds also, but they're what Blinds.com calls "faux wood"...PVC, I think. But they are very stable and fade-resistent, and unless you're really looking closely, you can't tell they aren't wood. The blinds came with two small clear plastic clips that can be used to anchor the base of the blinds to keep them from swinging. Don's velcro strips would be good option, too.

It's really amazing how much cooler the interior of the boat is with the blinds in place on a hot sunny day...yet it doesn't seem overly dark, either. We really like them.
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Re: Blinds dress up the interior

Postby kainebob » Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:27 pm

Don: They are made of real wood and they come with retainers for the bottom rail that can be clipped in to keep them from rattling or swinging. We used these on the 2 inch blinds, but just pull the 1 inch blinds up if we are cruising in choppy water.
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Re: Blinds dress up the interior

Postby mdhervey58 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:45 pm

Any ideas about how to handle a slanted window where a blind will not cover the slanted portion?
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Re: Blinds dress up the interior

Postby kainebob » Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:55 pm

Hervey:

Margaret took dark blue canvas and cut it into the triangular shapes that were needed, then I installed three snaps in the corner to easily mount them.
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Re: Blinds dress up the interior

Postby oldersalt » Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:13 pm

On our 1990 GB 32 we replaced the curtains with aluminum mini blinds from Poseiden. Little strings hold them in place so there is no rattling. They go up entirely into the valence and disappear, so visibility from inside the boat is dramatically improved. They work great for both privacy and heat/light control.
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