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What's the smallest boat you've seen able to accommodate a bimini while under sail?
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Re: Bimini/Boom height

Just put a Walmart "paddle boat" bimini on my 20ft boat, less than $100. I still need to make adjustments but so far it makes sailing in the mid 90's F bearable.

Roll it back when leaving or returning to the slip, and would probably need to roll it back for access to reefing.



The white straps to cabin handrail were temporary the are now to pad-eyes on the coaming
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Re: Bimini/Boom height

I have the same boat. The boom clears the Bimini under sail? How are the rails attached?
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Bimini/Boom height

We have a 1985 hunter 28.5 we can sail with Bimini down it is however tough to see the top if the mast usually only leave it down if leisurely cruising
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Re: Bimini/Boom height

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Not that many Havsfidra's around, what year is yours.



First photo was at dock, I raise the boom with the topping lift to make it easier to use the companionway, this photo is with the boom horizontal, with about 4" clearance to the bimini.

Used the hardware that came with the bimini, one mount secured near a stanchion both sides, and adjustable straps to pad-eyes secured to the coaming.

The bimini is 65" x 36" enough for shade, and enough space fore and aft to lean forward or back to see the mainsail.

I reduced the main leg by 6" for boom clearance.

I see you have a Nordica 20 on another thread, similar Baltic double ender fishing boat DNA to the Halman also from Canada, the Havsfidra from Sweden and Midget from Netherlands. The Nordica and Halman are lighter but can probably take some rough weather like their Swedish and Dutch cousins. If you have cash to burn check out the next generation new build Midget 26 and 31 http://www.dekloet.nl/english/home.html

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Re: Bimini/Boom height

Yes, I mistook that for a Nordica. In the dock shot in particular, the similarity is striking.

Cash to burn...what a concept. I'll be sailing vintage boats for the foreseeable future. Actually, as a new sailor, I'm struck by the fact that old sailboats hang in there better than most things I can think of, particularly considering the rough and tumble environment they exist in.
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Re: Bimini/Boom height

Fitting a bimini in under the boom depends a lot on the height of the boom. My 27' Bristol has a boom that is low enough that standing in the cockpit, it hits me in the upper chest (not suggested during a gybe). I had a higher boom on my Catalina 22.

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Re: Bimini/Boom height

My Starwind 27 has a low boom, so I only have 5' clearance under the bimini, you can't really stand up, but you don't get baked. It's a tradeoff.

It does help keep people from getting whacked in the head with the boom, though.
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