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another bimini question...

Is it okay to strap a stowed bimini to the backstay? I have seen this on several boats, where the bimini is still in the aft hinges, front hinges unpinned, and it is rolled up and layed back to the backstay. Then it is either hung by a strap that is clamped to the stay, or just wrapped loosely with a strap.
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It is fine in the bay! I would use a sail tie to secure it.
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Would a small clamp damage the backstay? and should I use something more secure for the big seas?

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I always store mine that way, whenever I leave the boat for more taan a few days,saves the canvas and cuts the windage in case of a blow. I wrap the straps around the fabric & clip them to the stay, also easy way to get a little sunshine during a nice winter sail. Art.
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Ahoy Eastbay

I would suggest putting something between the backstay and the Bimini for chafe protection. This is so you don't wear a hole into the bimini. It will happen. I placed a piece of leather around the stay where the bimini rests.

Fair Winds. Stainel Cay weather currently is 70 F winds 6 mph and sunny today.

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Hey Dave...have fun in the Grotto! 72 degrees today here in NC...got you beat finally!!
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