I'm new in this forum, so I want to introduce myself shortly and look for help in the community:
My name is Wolfgang, 64, german (so please apologize when I make mistakes
or don't understand) and in the last 5 years I spent the summer on my way and in the mediterranean
sea, meanwhile in Greece
. Until this summer I sailed with my 25 year old SIRIUS 31DS, and now I'm the Owner of a second hand 380 S2 - "SCHWALBE". She is in the Netherlands
by now and will be sailed into the MED next year..
My SCHWALBE has no rigid Bimini
, but a foldable one, taylor made with sailcloth. It works and looks well, but there are some disadvantages. For example there is no protection on the helm
stand, and in the cockpit
is no wind
from ahead, because the top is fixed on the roof directly, and we would like to install solar panels
on the roof.
So we think over to replace the foldable one by a rigid one. Two problems: I don't like to throw away equipment
, which is still good. And second: The german Lagoon
dealer gave a quotation of 14.500 €. Hups!
I wonder whether I can find a steel
/ composite constructor who can offer the bimini
cheaper. Has anybody an idea? Thank for recommendations!
Greeting from Kilada / gulf of Argils