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Old 04-11-2021, 09:31 AM   #1
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Shade over Aft Cabin on Mainship 430

I guess shade over any aft cabin boat would be interesting, but looking for options for a Mainship 430.


Hard top has advantage that I can mount solar above and it doesn't wear out for a long time.


Canvas Bimini is probably less costly and much easier to take down if needed, but needs to be replaced periodically.


Ideas?
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Old 04-11-2021, 10:28 AM   #2
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That was one of the first things I was going to do to my Willard 30 when we first had her.

But the thoughts just seemed to vanish afterward. Never did it and never missed it. Seems really odd as straight away we moved to SE Alaska near Ketchikan. But we never really needed it.
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Old 04-11-2021, 10:54 AM   #3
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That was one of the first things I was going to do to my Willard 30 when we first had her.

But the thoughts just seemed to vanish afterward. Never did it and never missed it. Seems really odd as straight away we moved to SE Alaska near Ketchikan. But we never really needed it.

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Thx, but I going to do something. I could just not use that area in the Florida sun as I have a covered fly bridge, but feel it's too much space to be unusable 6 to 8 months out of the year.
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I'm waiting for my canvas guy to get back from Cambodia so he can make a bimini cover for our aft deck. We talked about an 8 feet long, 130 inch wide, 48 inches above the rails, three bow bimini with a cover for the sliding door. No estimate yet.
Seevee, I'll be emailing you pictures about some of the things we've talked about.
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Old 04-11-2021, 02:29 PM   #5
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One advantage if you go w the solid cover is more storage. You would adding more weight too. Canvas Bimini may be a quicker solution. We have a removable sun awning that we deploy when not underway.
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My Pilot 34 had a canvas cover on the aft cockpit deck. Worked great. See the pic below.

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I'm waiting for my canvas guy to get back from Cambodia so he can make a bimini cover for our aft deck. We talked about an 8 feet long, 130 inch wide, 48 inches above the rails, three bow bimini with a cover for the sliding door. No estimate yet.
Seevee, I'll be emailing you pictures about some of the things we've talked about.

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Thanks! I'm not considering a cover or roof that will take solar panels. have you considered this?

I need to make a few drawings an post them for more ideas.
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This year I really should replace the canvas over the cockpit.
Also, a sun shade from the pilot house roof, fwd, covering the fwd part of the boat to assist the A/C on keeping the stateroom cool.
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Thanks! I'm not considering a cover or roof that will take solar panels. have you considered this?

I need to make a few drawings an post them for more ideas.
No, not thinking of solar panels because I want to be able to fold the top to the aft. I considered solar for the boat at one time, but decided we didn't need it. We cook with propane and the rest of the boat is pretty efficient. We can spend three nights on anchor without needing the generator.
My canvas guy just got back from vacation and will be starting the top soon. I'll post pictures when it's done.
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