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Boaters can Battle the Sun with a Bimini Top or Anchorshade II

June 15, 2010

Bimini Tops for All Boats

As experienced captains know, the summertime boating season brings abundant opportunities to hit the open water, but can also bring scorching heat. In preparation, local officials of the Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) are advising boaters on Oklahoma’s Keystone Lake to take steps to avoid heat-related illnesses.

“We tend to make it a little more [clear] to our staff with heat related illness treatments [to] make sure we have plenty of ice packs [and] plenty of saline, which is what we provide a dehydrated patient,” EMSA assistant supervisor, Matt Cox, told Fox23.com.

In general, the agency recommends common-sense tips to staying cool, such as finding shade and drinking water, as well as sunscreen and covering up. Jim Crutcher, one Keystone Lake boater, has taken the warnings to heart as he aims to combat the sun. “I wore my sunscreen thick…if you don’t see it it’s not enough,” he told the news source.

Anchorshade II

To keep in the shade while boating, a Bimini top or an Anchorshade II erected over the boats occupants can supply much needed relief. The Anchorshade II by Taylor Made will supply a shade under its 8’ by 8’ single pole umbrella. Because of a fold down frame that supports the Bimini top, it has the advantage that the Bimini can be left up while the boat is underway at speeds below 20 knots. Both the Anchorshade II and the Bimini tops are stabilized with location straps included with each of them. Our Bimini top kits are so complete that all you add is a drill, screwdriver and easy assembly to install one on your boat.

Stay protected from this summer sun this season while boating. A new Bimini or Anchorshade II will provide years of useful service, with quality materials and construction.

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