Screening in hatches, ports, companionways, and the like on vessels and tiny homes can be a pain. The surfaces are often uneven, the openings far from square, and, in general, trying to fabricate something like a screen that will stay in place and keep out the native insect life can be as much of a pain as. .well. . .as the native insect life.
|Window screens for the original Floating Empire were never satisfactory, as they involved lots of staples and not a lot of finesse.|
We've found that a relatively simple expedient can be created, however, just through the use of screw-in snaps.
|These simple screw in snap kits contain all the tools you need, save a hammer.|
The method is really simple. Cut your screening to fit and trim the edges with a stout tape or cloth. We used Gorilla gaffer's tape. Set your female snaps per the package instructions into the tape rim, then mark where the snaps will fall on the surface of the window opening and screw in the male part of the snap there.
|It makes for a clean, easily removable, bug free screening system.|
Since the whole system is non-rigid, it will easily adapt to virtually any opening. Have a mind: if drilling the snaps into fiberglass, a pilot hole is recommended as the screws can bind and snap off.
Anyway, just wanted to pass this along. We've now got a screened main forward hatch and a LOT less mosquito intrusion.
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