But, I have the same thought on converting my cockpit cover to a hard cover.* The canvas is on its last legs and has pockets that collect and hold water, only to dump it on the unsuspecting owner (me).
Camano built a few boats like mine but 41 foot, not 31 and they had a hard cover over the cockpit, strong enough to walk on and hold a dinghy.
-- Edited by rwidman on Monday 14th of November 2011 04:14:13 PM
*There was (perhaps still is) a Camano 31 berthed at the Maple Bay Marina that sported a a very professional looking hardtop over the cockpit, the only 31 I've ever seen decked out that way. Looked very practical for cruising BC waters.