NAVIGATION BLINDS

Anti-Glare Blinds

Window Shapes

Window Films

Options

 

 

Anti Glare/ Navigation Blinds

Sola-Cure are suppliers of navigation  blinds. We have a long and impressive reference list of projects and returning clients. Anti-glare blinds are suitable for all types of vessel; from small fishing boats to the world’s largest container ship. Our blinds are delivered with a 5-year warranty as standard. We have supplied over 30 countries worldwide and to some of the most recognisable fleets at sea.

 

Navigation blinds are a cost-effective solution for combating glare from the sun. Often referred to as solar screen, sun shades or sunscreens, our anti-glare blinds reduce glare by up to 97% and are used in the marine, offshore, aviation and security sectors. Eliminating glare is not only critical when looking out to sea, it is also important when it is necessary to view monitors or other instrumentation on board a ship or even in a land based office environment. In addition to substantial glare reduction, Sola-Cure blinds also significantly reduce heat in the workplace, and therefore reduce air conditioning demands.

There are many benefits to using  Navigation Blinds both Safety, Health for Crew as well as creating a better working and more pleasant working environment.The blinds reduce glare by up to 97%  and UVA rays by up to  a minimum 99%


 

Sola-Cure specialises in the manufacture and supply of anti-glare or navigation  blinds for bridge and wheelhouse windows on board commercial and privately owned vessels. Sola-Cure has supplied several thousand navigation blinds around the globe from privately owned pleasure craft to some of the largest and most familiar ship owners in the world.

In addition to the traditional blind for the bridge and wheelhouse, Sola-Cure offers a more basic model of blind for non navigation windows. These are typically port and starboard windows where crew or passengers requires improved visibility of monitors such as those on survey vessels.

Our low-cost, ‘luxury’ window blinds are made to stock and are suitable for rectangular windows only (though they can be trimmed and cut to suit by the client). Blinds are available in widths of 500mm to 1500mm, stepping up in 250mm increments. These blinds are available in grey/gold and grey/silver film. They also include our unique cushioned damper system to protect the blind as the bottom rail retracts towards the roller.

 

Among the many Benefits The Key ones are:

Benefits:Anti- Glare / Navigation blinds

  • Eliminates glare on monitors
  • Improved safety when navigating
  • Protects crew from harmful UV rays
  • Improves instrument visibility
  • Protects eyes from direct and reflected sunlight
  • creates a cooler working environment
  • Protects fabric and furnishings from fade

Features:Anti-Glare / Navigation Blinds

  • LRS approved
  • Manufactured ti ISO9001 quality assurance
  • Cushioned damper system on retraction
  • External speed adjustment for retraction
  • Glare reduction
  • Over 99% UV protection
  • Excellent solar energy  rejection
  • Shades available in grey,silver,gold and bronze
  • Suitable for inclined  and overhead windows
  • Choice of operating and locking mechanisms
  • Suitable for restricted spaces
  • Made to measure
  • 5 year warranty

 

 

Sola-Cure specialises in the manufacture and supply of navigation blinds for bridge and wheelhouse windows on board commercial and privately owned vessels. Sola-Cure has supplied several thousand navigation blinds around the globe from privately owned pleasure craft to some of the largest and most familiar ship owners in the world.

In addition to the traditional navigation blinds for the bridge and wheelhouse, Sola-Cure offers a more basic model of blind for non navigation windows. These are typically port and starboard windows where crew or passengers requires improved visibility of monitors such as those on survey vessels.

Our low-cost, ‘luxury’ window blinds are made to stock and are suitable for rectangular windows only (though they can be trimmed and cut to suit by the client). Blinds are available in widths of 500mm to 1500mm, stepping up in 250mm increments. These blinds are available in grey/gold and grey/silver film. They also include our unique cushioned damper system to protect the blind as the bottom rail retracts towards the roller.

 

Mounting brackets can be positioned on a horizontal surface above the windows (ceiling or recess) or they can be mounted on to a vertical surface above the window. One simple operation allows the user to lock the spring load and mount the blind securely.

 

 

SOLAS
SOLAS regulations refer directly to ISO8468:2007

ISO8468:2007 Ships and Marine Technology – Ship’s bridge layout and associated equipment – Requirements and guidelines.

To ensure a clear view in bright sunshine, sunscreens with minimum colour distortion should be provided at all windows in front of workstations. Such screens should be readily removable and not permanently installed.”

Window Shapes

Wheelhouse windows tend to come in all shapes and sizes. When inclined it is sometimes difficult to identify the exact shape. To simplify the process of pricing blinds, we advise clients to simply measure the width (widest point) and depth of the glass, irrespective of shape. From this minimal information, we can provide a firm price. If the price is acceptable, we will ask for more accurate measurements ahead of production. The price will not change regardless of any angled cuts we need to make in the material.

“How to measure”

Window shapes: Parallelograms

We can easily achieve 100% glass coverage on almost all shapes of window. Parallelogram windows pose the biggest challenge. In circumstances where coverage cannot be achieved, Sola-Cure will produce 2D drawings to highlight coverage as a percentage, as well as proposing options to increase glass coverage.

Window shapes: Bottom mounted blinds

We frequently find that windows can be wider at the bottom than at the top. In those circumstances, it may be considered that mounting the cassette at the bottom of the window provides the best solution. The blind is then pulled up to provide shade. Bottom mounted blinds are supplied with constant tension as standard. This ensures tension in the film, and prevents ripples from forming.

The Sola-Cure ranges are suitable for all sizes and shape of window. Below is a list of configurations and a reference code to ensure we supply you with a blind to suit your window perfectly. Product codes starting T-*** are top mounted options, those denoted with B-*** indicate bottom mounted blinds.

 

 

 

Window Films

Sola-cure offer a range of highest quality polymer films that handle like traditional shade fabrics. Our choice of films means that our blinds will keep you comfortable at any time of day and in any season without compromising the quality of the view.Gold • Silver • Bronze • Grey

All our blinds have excellent glare reduction qualities of between 94 and 98%

◦ Protecting against direct and reflected sunlight
◦ Providing a safer environment when navigating
◦ Reducing eye fatigue

All Sola-cure products reduce ultra-violet transmission by at least 99%

◦ Shielding crew and passengers from the cause of skin damage
Sola-cure rejects between 81 and 95% total solar energy

◦ Creating a cooler working environment for crew and passengers
◦ Protecting furniture and instrumentation from fading and excessive heat

 

 

  Bronze / Silver Bronze / Bronze Silver / Silver Grey / Silver Grey / Grey Grey / Gold
Solar direct transmission 3% 27% 2% 10% 24% 9%
Solar direct reflection 75% 16% 79% 61% 17% 50%
Solar direct absorption 22% 57% 19% 29% 60% 41%
Visible light transmission 2% 15% 2% 7% 10% 7%
Visible light reflection, exterior 74% 10% 83% 58% 9% 43%
Visible light reflection, interior 17% 10% 81% 16% 9% 15%
UV rejection >99% >99% >99% >99% >99% >99%
G value 0.06 0.4 0.07 0.16 0.38 0.18
Shading co-efficient 0.07 0.46 0.08 0.19 0.44 0.21
Total solar energy rejection 94% 60% 93% 84% 62% 82%
Glare reduction 98% 83% 97% 92% 89% 92%
Colour rendering index 84 82 83 76 73 83

 

Options

We provide our customers with a number of options to suit their preference. Simply let us know which options you would like and we will manufacture your blind to suit your requirements.

CT Constant Tension.
A spring loaded roller mechanism that is constantly under tension. Lock the
blind in position with the pull cord clamp.

boat blind sun screen  diagram

 

SL Self Locking
The self locking mechanism allows the user to draw the blind to the desired position
and automatically lock it in position.A quick release mechanism is activated when the cord is pulled.

boat blinds, yacht blinds, ship blinds diagram
Pull cord square and clamp
All our blinds are supplied with a pull cord square and clamp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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