One of the modifications we will need to make our boat
suitable for bluewater
cruising is to add a bimini
. I know what the usual sort of design entails, but I am considering incorporating solar panels
into my design. This would obviously make it harder to remove the bimini
. But other than for long term layup
, or for severe weather events
, do people ever actually fold their biminis away anyway?
On a related note, how much should I worry about adding weight to the bimini? The ideas I am sketching at the moment could have 60-100kg of solar panels
and supporting metalwork in them, which sounds like quite a lot when you consider it is fairly high up.