Originally Posted by mike66
A different slant... we have a seven knot boat and eliminated the vinyl altogether... only time I missed it was during a squall when we had to maintain steerage through the driving rain in a crowded anchorage. We are in RI and dress for the weather. Much better visibility "naked".
I also want to add the obvious advantages of not having to roll and unroll windows every time we use the boat, cleaning, polishing, zipper maintenance, etc. I believe that I will lengthen the bimini to cover more of the upper helm and deck but no plastic.