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Old 01-13-2015, 09:52 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by mike66 View Post
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.

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