The Mahe 36 bimini. Now there is a large part of our life !!!
The factory bimini is way too low and you will belt your head
on it constantly. The hard centre with canvas edges is however a good compromise. Overall, in my opinion the factory bimini is more of a liability than an asset and FP should put a lot more thought into it. Surely they are getting only bad reviews
from their dealers.
Our eventual solution was to use the factory structure parts
and extend the whole thing up by about a foot. We added side curtains and it is now great and even I do not belt my head
every five minutes.
We probably need to take a small wedge out of the leach of the main to prevent the boom from being able to come down to touch the bimini and we are going to make a wire topping lift
to guard against accidental damage.
The methodology of using the factory parts and modifying would be way too expensive to do normally but our broker wore the cost !!!!!!
I will try to get some photos up but I am hopeless at this sort of stuff.