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Re: Cal 229
The shade covers the cockpit from the dodger to just past the binnacle, leaving clear access to the BBQ and the stern ladder. I did not want to cover our dodger-mounted solar panel.
We have a rigid vang, but store the halyard at the boom end. When we swing the boom outboard to set up the shade it's not an issue. We've put a snapshackle on the mainsheet block so it's quick to disconnect from the traveler and move to the toerail.
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