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    Sun Sail-How Much Does It Really Cover?

    Okay peeps, I have read a few forums. Seems people love the sun sails. One a couple of pictures are shown. Unfortunately I have not seen one set up, so I can't quite wrap my thoughts around how much they shade.

    Here's the deal, I am looking at a 16x16x16 or 16x22x16 triangle to add to the corner of my decking. I am in hopes of covering a normal plush couch, two seats and table lounge area. I had them under a full 10x10 canopy and it worked good.

    Before I buy all the stuff needed for a sun sail, does this actually cover effectively? Really can't tell. Not sure I have options of putting up two hung different ways on a 90 degree angle.

    Thoughts before I purchase? We need some shade out there.
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    Re: Sun Sail-How Much Does It Really Cover?

    You have to think about what you will connect it to. It is not called a "sail" for nothing!

    You will need to watch the sun pattern where you want to put it.......what time of day and season will you use it the most.

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    Re: Sun Sail-How Much Does It Really Cover?

    Quote Originally Posted by kimkats View Post
    You have to think about what you will connect it to. It is not called a "sail" for nothing!

    You will need to watch the sun pattern where you want to put it.......what time of day and season will you use it the most.

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    I will connect it to 3 12' beams. My guess, a good 8' tall. Sun in the summer is nearly directly over from 10am-4pm.
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    Re: Sun Sail-How Much Does It Really Cover?

    How big will your beams be? 4x4 or 6x6 or ?? Just trying to make you think it through so you know your costs going in.

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    Re: Sun Sail-How Much Does It Really Cover?

    my guess is 4x4. Not sure why, if I dig a good hole with concrete, I would need a 6x6.
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    Re: Sun Sail-How Much Does It Really Cover?

    Judging by the response, most people don't use these?
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    Re: Sun Sail-How Much Does It Really Cover?

    There is an interesting shade sail story on this thread.
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    Re: Sun Sail-How Much Does It Really Cover?

    Quote Originally Posted by pooldv View Post
    There is an interesting shade sail story on this thread.
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    Cute story.
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