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Old 09-10-2015, 06:55   #16
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Re: Built Quality

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Somewhere on the internet I did indeed find a "naked" Mahe without bimini:

You are right, it looks a bit strange and what’s more: how do they reach the end of the boom??
Anyway, It is good to know that you can, if necessary, replace the canvas bimini with a solid one.
Release the topping lift and lazy jacks.. May have to swing to boom sideways to get it low enough.
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Old 09-10-2015, 07:14   #17
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Re: Built Quality

I'm 1.78, is that tall? Tall enough to bash my head?
(1.78 = 70.07 inch = 5ft 10.079in)
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Old 09-10-2015, 08:23   #18
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Re: Built Quality

I am 1.80 and can easily bang my head. But I rarely do. One gets used to watch the head. I can aldso bang my head in every bulkhead as the doors are just too low but it happened maybe three times so far.
I would not raise the bimini just for that reason. I prefer the nice and flush lines of the original bimini.
We had a raised canvas bimini in our last boat and I did not like it. The clears in front were becoming blind so we removed them which led to a very wet and windy Cockpit.
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