OK its coming to the time to do the last few jobs before setting off, time to mount the solar panels
, been thinking bimini/arch, my boom is very long and reaches almost to the transom, the backstays
are mounted fairly a couple of feet in either side sugar scoop.
Now if i go for an arch it is going to be very tall not to foul on the back stays and i mean 9 foot, going to be a pain to work on, other option is have the arch made on the boat and welded either side , another option is have the arch made in two pieces assemble with the stays going through the arch, last one is have the arch made in one piece , have the mast
stepped and run the stays through the arch.
None of which i like very much, which leaves me back at the bimini
again, now i have tried it out and think i can get into the reefing points and sailbag with the bimini
erect, but was thinking if i could do a rigid up to part of the bimini while still allowing the front half of the bimini to fold back.
Anyone ever done anything like this before, or can offer a better option on mounting, Im scratching my head
quite badly here!