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NARROW BOAT BUGSOUT RINGS

My husband and I became permanent live aboard boaters several years ago and we love living afloat.  However, being so close to nature we never anticipated the problem of insects, not that either of us are particularly phobic of insects we just found them a nuisance.  After spending much time dealing with little intruders, we began to look for viable solution.

CONCEPT

We first tried natural deterrents such as trays of chestnuts, sprigs of mint and various citrus and vinegar sprays all without success.  We then moved on to more modern solutions in the form of the ultra sonic plug in insect repeller, which proved ineffective despite the bold claims.

Chemical killers and repellents were not an option for us but we found other products that used a mosquito type netting to prevent insect ingress.  Unfortunately all of these types of design were intended to be used on the inside of the boat and looked a bit ugly it also meant that opening and closing windows became a bit of an ordeal.

Having exhausted all available options we decided to try to come up with our own solution, we realised that we should design something that should be mounted externally over the windows.  This meant it could be permanently left in place all year round and we could still easily open and close the windows from the inside.  As our boat has a steel hull, the logical answer was to use magnets to hold some kind of frame over the Porthole to create a seal which would bar the entry of all insects.

 

DESIGN 

my husband, who works as a Furniture Maker, constructed some proto-types that did the job but were to be honest pretty crude!  As time has gone on our neighbours and other boaters have encouraged us to develop the rings into the design we have today which we are proud to produce and hope that other boaters will enjoy the benefits of.
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WHAT MAKES THE RINGS SO GOOD?

CONSTRUCTED FROM DISCREET CLEAR ACRYLIC FRAMES

  • We use a hard wearing UV stable clear Acrylic plastic to construct the rings from making them ideal to leave out all year around.
  • Once mounted the rings become virtually invisible inside and out.  Not only does this add a degree of security to the rings but also means they will not detract from the colour of your boat.  In fact once placed over the portholes you will forget that they are even there!

FLEXIBLE INSECT MESH

  • We use a flexible mesh netting with an elasticated edge banding which prevents sagging and allows a degree of flexibility for boats with varying depths of porthole window frames.
  • Our design allows the mesh to tension over your porthole this allows maximum visibility through your windows!
  • All you need to do is measure the diameter of your external porthole frame and choose the bugsout ring that will fit over.  (5 sizes available)

MAGNETIC ATTRACTION

  • The magnets are designed for outdoors use so the rings can be left out all year around; they are also very powerful and will grip the rings tight in place in the stormiest of weathers!

 PRODUCT

 

1. ACYLIC FRAME                                             2. HIGH VISIBILITY MESH                         3. COMPLETE SET

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                                                                   SIZES

RING SIZES

 INTERNAL DIAMETER

EXTERNAL DIAMETER

SIZE 1 MUSHROOM VENTS

200mm

270mm

SIZE 2

270mm

340mm

SIZE 3

340mm

410mm

SIZE 4

410mm

480mm

SIZE 5

480mm

550mm