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Old 06-29-2016, 10:57 AM
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Default Beach umbrellas for the sand bar

Wife would like to bring along an umbrella for island/sand bar trips. Need something for shade that will not be a pain in the ass to bring on the boat.

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Old 06-29-2016, 11:24 AM
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I have a "sportbrella" nicer then a umbrella, folds up nice.
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Old 06-29-2016, 12:49 PM
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check out Otenik, pricey but works really well.

http://www.otentik.com/
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Old 06-29-2016, 01:28 PM
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I just use one that Home Depot sells.
I can use it on my boat in a road holder when needed and then quickly in the sand
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Old 06-29-2016, 02:21 PM
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We use the cheap ones and replace them every few years. We use a piece of PVC pipe to stick in the sand and slide the umbrella in it for added height. Get your cheap folding chairs while your at it.
If it's being used in salt water, it will corrode. You can spend a fortune on a mack-daddy umbrella and take care of it like a Steinway piano…or buy the cheapie and not cry when it gets a little beat up.
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Old 06-29-2016, 02:22 PM
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Bought a 7' Nautica from Sams for $20.00. It came with a sand screw on the end. I took the sand screw off so it fits in my vertical rod holders. Used a cheap PVC bushing to take out the slop and still lets the rod fit
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Old 06-29-2016, 02:50 PM
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Bring a mallet to drive the PVC extension into the sand ,found that about 4' is about right and slip base into it. We use the cheap ones as they last thru the year if you rinse it off.
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Old 06-30-2016, 07:42 AM
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Thanks for the suggestions. I'll report back if I learn about any breakthrough in beach umbrella technology.
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Originally Posted by DawgDr View Post
check out Otenik, pricey but works really well.

http://www.otentik.com/
Do you have one? I really like this idea and will likely order one.
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Old 06-30-2016, 06:43 PM
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i like a "bambrella" laminate bamboo+stainless unit.
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Old 07-01-2016, 06:51 AM
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It looks like a nice product but the foot print to me seems that you need a lot of space. Try putting that up on a crowded beach with those sand bags stretched out..... but it does look like a very nice product
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Old 07-01-2016, 07:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Marlin catcher View Post
It looks like a nice product but the foot print to me seems that you need a lot of space. Try putting that up on a crowded beach with those sand bags stretched out..... but it does look like a very nice product
Easy fix. Stay away from crowded beaches.
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Old 07-01-2016, 09:45 AM
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I have this and love it...

http://www.boatoutfitters.com/hydrashade
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Old 07-01-2016, 11:05 AM
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Originally Posted by DawgDr View Post
check out Otenik, pricey but works really well.

http://www.otentik.com/
I recently had my 7 yr old daughter out surfing... as I was pushing her on to waves on the longboard, I looked back to the beach to see my wife chasing our "new" walmart tent/shade structure down the beach as it was blown away by the wind and had bowled over a few families before we could get back to the beach to assist ....so, I just ordered the otenik. Lol. Thanks for sharing!
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Hydra shade, rectangular. It comes for an extension for the rod holders and another one with an augermformsand.
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Old 07-14-2016, 04:21 PM
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I have this and love it...

http://www.boatoutfitters.com/hydrashade
Have that one for three years. Still working. Has nice adapter for rod holder and another to stick in sand. All aluminum/stainless. Got it for $99 at MIBS. I hang it on the side of TTop with some bungees.
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Hydra shade: Comes with a screw for the beach and a pole that screws into a rod holder. Mine has lasted a couple of years so far.

Don't get the sea sucker mount as it slips.
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Old 07-15-2016, 05:45 AM
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I really like our sportbrella.
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