It is a Hallberg-Rassy, very old Hallberg-Rassy
But these are all good points and support what I think - windshield should stay and I have to work around it.
The soft dodger connection would not be an issue, but I am not looking at a soft dodger. This thing is a hard roof that sits on the arches. If we place both arches inside the windshield, connection is not an issue - but I am trying to get one of the arches in front - and if this is the case, top would overhang the windshield somewhat.
Ok, so different angle - how would I connect a zipper or a soft panel to the underside of fairly thin fiberglass roof? Here is what the roof looks like - WAVESTOPPER.NET
There are plenty of examples of boats that have a hard windshield that transitions to a soft dodger. Malo, Hallberg Rassy, Amel, even some Beneteaus come immediately to mind (LINK
). So you ought to be able to study some of those models and see how it's done. If your canvas guy can't figure it out, ask around and find someone who's seen these jobs before and knows how to handle it.