David, I have been searching for that email from you for hours, thanks for posting ... maybe you could send it again? It could be a handy accessory when we travel down your way ... never required up here of course because we always have such fabulous weather ... not wot like you get doon in Nicorla's wide belt
Ian, I took your advice and took delivery today. Had a brief play with it tonight when I got home and I can see distinct possibilities. Any specific advice in fitting would be gratefully accepted. For example, do you fasten if down with anything? Cable ties, Velcro, bungees?
I assume it must be "Ian B" with his sumex sunshade but can you actually see through that mesh or does it completely obscure rear vision, which is not ideal. I would prefer David Brown's solution, you will at least have some vision through fly / insect screen
Indeed it was Ian B's Sumex. The jury is very much out on its effectiveness but I need something desperately. I take all comments about being a wus on the chin, but living in darkest North Wales, where the rain comes in with a vengeance, I need to at least try ... I even put the full hood up the other day with skinned knuckles and broken finger nails to prove it.
I too like the idea of making my own, it's Plan B if all else fails.
Go for it...nothing is going to keep you fully dry but these ideas will break the rain drops down and
help greatly. And looking through the mesh works fine.
ive used a SBFS one that is to small but better then nothing , ignore the jibes
I have decided to have a go at a DIY version and have ordered 1 mtr. of this flyscreen which is advertised as waterproof
My idea is to cut it to the shape of the inner roll bars and edge it with Gorilla tape. Then insert poppers in the lower section to fasten onto the existing boot cover poppers that are screwed into the frame for a tonneau cover. Then insert maybe 3 or 4 eyelets & grommets along the top section, through which I will thread velcro straps to fasten around the upper section of the roll bar and maybe a couple more either side to attach to the side roll bars. When not in use it can just be rolled up inside the half hood. Sounds a good idea in theory but no doubt I will encounter some issue ... nevertheless I will give it a go.
Good point, or I could probably just roll it up / or down, like a roller blind