I will need to find pictures, but I made a bimini
with a center section (maybe 5.5 ft X 7.5 ft) of two Decolite Balsa composite panels
that I fiberglassed together, and attached side panels
frame and uprights weighs I think about 65 lbs, and the hard top maybe 40 lbs.
I can "reef down" for a blow by removing the canvas
, which attaches to bolt rope
track I glued to the edges of Decolite.
Someone spoke about doing much the same, but figured that a hard surface of two ft width would be wide enough for sail handling. Maybe at the dock
, but out on the water
, my 5.5 ft width is as narrow as I would want.