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Re: cool cockpit BIMINI pic ideas please
Don't have pictures, but we have a friend with an I36.. does his own canvas work. He put a bar across the split backstays and runs a 'bimini' from that to the aft end of the dodger. When not needed it rolls up aft and ties around the bar.. no 'framework', no drilling holes in your coaming etc.
He also has 2 'covers'.. a canvas one for rainy days, and a mesh for sun.. provides shade while maximizing ventilation.
He has a solar panel mounted to the bar as well.
its a bummer I dont have split backstays...I do have a nice hydraulic adjuster though on the single backstay and some massive aluminum davits where the solar panel is...maybe some mounts on the davits forward to the dodger?
I would like to eliminate a huge tangle off stainless tubing if needed
Last edited by christian.hess; 11-27-2013 at 03:09 PM.