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Old 16-10-2009, 09:17   #16
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Not very elaborate compared to others but it works.

It has a zipper in the front third that splits it allowing the forward section to fold down and forward forming a sort of makeshift dodger and the rear section folds onto itself nicely out of the way still self supporting in front of the main sheet.

The overhead window is really to small to be really effective if not sitting behind the wheel but it does help.

Having it so quickly stowabal might not be a high priority if mounting solor pannels on top or for you folks that live in perpetually sun soaked latitudes..but I know we will greatly appreciate that here on many days when the sun feels so good on our moldy bones up here in liquidville.
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Old 16-10-2009, 10:26   #17
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It sounds like putting a big enough window in it to be effective may be difficult if I want to maximize my solar surface...another compromise...zig or zag...what would you give up...juice or being able to see the sail with out looking around the bimini(which may not be that big of a deal)

I'm 6'-3"...the sole of the cockpit is about the same level as the deck.

This is a crude paintbrush-ing of the lines I'm thinking about.
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A friend of mine has a similar set up to you (centre cockpit, hard doger, traveler at the back)

He opted for the "quick release bit of string" onto the doger - but this could be fixedAttachment 10770
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Diane just replaced all the canvas on our boat. This picture shows just the bimini and dodger upper canvas installed (no windows or enclosure). I have four 130W panels mounted above. The rear of the bimini is tied to the arch and provides alot of stiffness to the assy. Second photo is from the mast looking down Taken last year with the blue canvas. Very pleased with the set up.





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Jerry can covers and the whole works...man!....I guess I'm always just gonna be trailer trash.
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I paid for the bimini and made the enclosure myself:



It gave us an "Extra room" when we had guests on board our Tanzer 28.

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