Seems like months ago I ordered the materials to add a cockpit cover. I wasn't a huge fan of canvas, weight, heat, darkness etc being a few reasons. I also wanted something that could be supported from the fly bridge, to avoid uprights down below. I finally found these guys:
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and decided that might be good.
Jason (South of Heaven) will verify that the customer service from these folks was ....meh....not perfect.
They have you give them a bunch of dimensions, and I think promptly forget a bunch of them.
When I got the parts, it was a jigsaw figuring it all out, but with some tweaking here and there, I finally got it done. (note--I did this mostly by myeself...OMG...get help...get help....get help. too many moving parts during installation)
Its been in place a couple months and so far, i'm a fan. It lets the light in and keeps most of the water out....some comes in around the hatch I installed, but not bad. If I had to do it again, I'd make it a big smaller. Mine hangs out about 6" past the transom. And, it extends about 5" too far on the sides. Its not a problem, but the aesthetics would be better if slightly smaller. One nice thing about the way it is is when there's no wind, other than the hatch, virtually no water comes in to the cockpit.
Time will tell how well it lasts.
Sorry about the photos..it was tough getting decent shots in the boathouse. When its out on the dock, I'll get some better ones.
The loose wiring is the christmas lights half removed.