Hello Cotemar, and Helia Owners,
I have that canvas
top, the roof done like shown with a skylight window over the winch
work area, like in some of the Helia pictures.. Mine has the full enclosure, but a combination canvas
and clear, all in zip up panels
so you can run on full enclosure or not.. It has a lot more style to it, with the stainless supports running forward over the winches, so a bit of an aerodynamic rake.. Now summer in Oz, the front panel is out, and starboard walkway panel is out, and the port access to the sunbathing area is out..
In the future, when this canvas goes, I will replace the roof in fibreglass matching the Helia. Then the panels
on the sides will be add ons, and I can also have uninterrupted solar
on the roof of the helm.
On mine, to port, a section unzips in the overhead roof to allow you to walk up to the sunbathers area. That is my access to raising and lowering of the main. I have it unzipped and rolled back tied out of the way on the roof of the bimini.
Now a note: I do not like the rake look so much, and we may drop the back of the bimini stainless by about 100 mm, maybe 150, and lower the main boom by about the same so it is more of a flat horizontal look at anchor
. That is just me, my eye appeal. Face it, we have to enjoy the look of it, that is part of the Art Form..
Kind regards, Helia 44