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Shop Talk Exterior
Shade sails have become
increasingly popular, but customers
may not understand what they need
to accomplish their shade goals. Clear
communication with the customer
is key to a successful project.
Shade sail savvy
by Steve Szenay
" Educate your
customers and
help clarify when
and how they are
going to use this
shade sail to help
set appropriate
expectations. "
W
hen fabricating shade
sails, the fi rst thing to
consider is, What are you
trying to accomplish? This is where
communication with the customer
is key. Your customers are coming to
you wanting some shade on their boat
for when they are hanging out at the
sandbar or sometimes while cruising at
a moderate speed. They may think it is
just a piece of tubing and a rectangular
piece of fabric-something very easy
to do and cost effective (i.e., cheap).
If you go out to the sandbars, you
will see many boats with no shade and
others with a tarp or a beach umbrella,
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neither of which work well or stand up
to the slightest breeze. What you need
to do is educate your customers and
help clarify when and how they are
going to use this shade sail to help set
appropriate expectations.
Rod holder smarts
You can fi nd rod holders in stainless steel
starting at $19.95 and going up to and
beyond $150 each. Stay away from the
cheap rod holders. They will rust in less
than six months of saltwater exposure.
Also, the top half of the cheaper ones
will break with a little pressure on them
from the shade sail poles.

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