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post #17 of Old 09-14-2008
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Being a Center Cockpit my Bimini design and application is somewhat different then most... I have refrained from posting here as I have no real experiance with ours yet but am going to share what I have anyway.

On one hand it looks kind of funny on another it is very practical for the rainy PNW.

I like its hight as I do not have to stoop at the helm but it does affect visibility aloft even with the clear pannel overhead...So I see it as a trade off..if I were a racer Id definitely remove it but Im not so I definitely will retain it..Mine is so taunt that its like a drum head skin and its designed to be permanent not foldabel..I doubt it will budge in a 60 kt blow just by going by my trailerable fishing boat experiance towing boats down the highway...and It does not interfere with the winches in any way.
I plan on having removable clear curtains made for it all way around..with the front curtians extra heavy duty serving as a dodger to extend use of our boat to darn near year around...I need that as few weeks in winter is about the only time I get off.

Every thing on a boat is to some extent a compromise..this is just another individual choice that will not conform to every ones desires or likings...Make your boat into what you want it to do and be not anyone else.
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