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A buddy and I took our sons out last weekend in Louisiana and it was H-O-T here too! My buddy does not care for biminis (being a racer), but he sure developed an appreciation for them that day! He's had heat stress before and is susceptible to it now; even with the bimini for most of the ride, when it was time for dropping the sails to head in, that little bit of sun and heat got him quickly.
As far as the neccessity of head room, my friend is about 6'2" and he didn't complain about headroom (though I'm not sure of my clearance--I'm 5'10"). Perhaps it wasn't an issue because we were sitting most of the time.
How tall are you?
If raising the bimini and boom is too much trouble, based on your pictures I still like the idea of extending your bimini to cover more of the cockpit, if possible.
27' O'Day 1975
MS Gulf Coast
Last edited by JonnyQuest; 08-03-2010 at 09:31 AM.
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