Back in January I bought this new boom tent for Madsu. It looks like a custom job, but in fact it’s stock from Blue Performance. Their ‘small’ size fit Madsu perfectly. Except, they don’t call it a boom tent – it’s a Sunshade De Luxe.
Call it what you will, it really makes a big difference on a small boat like Madsu. I’ve always use a cheap plastic tarp for a book tent, but this awning covers a larger area because it’s got 4 battens. It had a good test this week, as it was windy in the anchorage. With tie downs at each batten, it was rock solid even in the gusts. Set up and take down takes about 15 minutes. A major improvement, and well worth the cost.