A lot of good info in your reply. Thanks.
What year of yours D39? The things that you brought up, Nothing is a deal breaker. Without a Bimini, it may be hot in the area we intend to sail. But I will find a solution. Can you extend the dodger just before the mainsheet for more coverage?
I read, think, and act independently; I don't come here to win a popular contest, nor I am here for free sex. I come here to learn, be challenged and be inspired in the art of safe off-shore passage. I am NOT afraid of dying in the sea, but I am afraid of dying in a nursing home and burdening those who I love.
I am old school; doing the right even when no one is watching is important to me.