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Here in Baja, the sun comes up in the morning and sometimes it stays up longer than is strictly required.  So we made a simple shade tent that hangs off the boom. It took about an hour to sew, and we used pieces of Sched 80 1″ CPVC plastic pipe for the braces.

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We got the fabric from Home Depot.  Very cool stuff.  It does a great job with the sun, but the amazing part is that it’s completely silent. It blows around a little with the wind but doesn’t make any noise, and doesn’t pull too hard on the ties.  It also weighs very little compared to standard sun-shade materials. We’ll see how long it lasts in the sun.

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Extreme close-up.

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