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Old 23-04-2020, 21:59   #1
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New Solar Arch

Hi all,

Very excited to have our new solar arch built, but would love to incorporate some clever and/or cool ideas than have been field tested as awesome.

We are taking the cross support thru the deck into the aft cabin for wiring, and setting it up for a bbq and table mounted on the rail with a rinse off sprayer plumbed thru the support on the port side.

Anyone have any brilliant additions that you'd recommend?!

Thanks in advance!

Had Kelly take my sketches and turn them into this with her fancy drafting software....
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What about a couple of eyes to connect a hammock?!
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Engine hoist??
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Internet wifi and a remote.
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World's first air conditioned open air cockpit.
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World's first air conditioned open air cockpit.
More likely to want a space heater in Oregon

How about some high level seats in the corners?
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"More likely to want a space heater in Oregon"


Yeah, we Florida types tend to forget what the rest of the world has to put up with. Can you imagine people actually taking up a hobby that results in their getting cold and wet?
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Seats sound great!
Would using a davit as an engineer hoist work? Or are they usually too far out to be useful? What if you had a safety line to prevent it from taking a dunk when removing it from the dinghy while dinghy's on the davits?
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Would using a davit as an engineer hoist work? Or are they usually too far out to be useful? What if you had a safety line to prevent it from taking a dunk when removing it from the dinghy while dinghy's on the davits?

Safety line off of a block with a cam cleat works. And you could use your davit hoist depending on the angle and stuff. Certainly been done before.
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