Being fair skinned and loving to fish can be an issue! I am regularly going to the dermatologist to get checked for skin cancer. There’s one thing I have always added to my boats and it’s a sunshade! Not only does it protect me from the sun on those hot summer days but it is way more comfortable to fish under.
We use the shade when we are reef fishing while being anchored up. We also use the shade in the up position while swordfishing on those scorching days when the sun and heat or unbearable. It has truly changed my fishing experience as well as the charters we take out. It takes about 3 minutes to put up.
Have a local canvas company fabricate one for you on a center console or sportfish boat. We used the Canvas Factory in Pompano and they have done a wonderful job on all our boats.