Another thing that we lack here at the marina is privacy. We are mere inches away from the boats to our left and our right, and our dock happens to get the most foot traffic of any dock here at the marina. Since we spend almost all of our time in our wonderful cockpit and we are docked "stern to" this means a lot of people get to see us in our element, much like zoo animals, during the day. We don't mind this - in fact, being a professional people-watcher I actually enjoy it - but we decided that a little privacy shade was in order. Not only would the shade shield us from the litany of boat workers who constantly remind us (like, several times a day) that our varnish is in need of some work and our boat sure could use a polish - but it would also ensure that the melanoma inducing rays of the setting sun remained outside our boat so we could eat dinner without burning our retinas. First, we hung a beach towel back there, but since it's the "rainy season," I figured something waterproof would be better. Then it hit me: a shower curtain!! Perfect. We went to the hardware store, bought the tarps, some bungee and a cheap shower curtain (with plastic rings, metal would be rust city) and...VOILA!!...we went from class to trash in less than thirty minutes. We even watch movies in our cockpit at night which is pretty much the cherry on top of our "hick" sundae.