bimini for weekender?
Posted 23 March 2011 - 07:51 AM
Posted 23 March 2011 - 08:28 PM
Yes I did put a bimini on my weekender.I have raised the lower part of the mast. It does help when sailing here in Pensacola FL area
Posted 24 March 2011 - 08:07 AM
Posted 24 March 2011 - 06:35 PM
Great looking boat!
Are you going to bring that Weekender over to Pirates' Cove for the Perdido Wood Boat Festival (April 30 - May 1)? You should. We would love to see it and get it in the show.
I have yet to see a Weekender/Vacationer in this area and would love to see yours.
Spindrift 10N, Fast Garvey GV-11, Diva 2, Rescue Minor
Posted 16 September 2011 - 06:44 AM
Also, I will probably need to make a taller mast and change the stays, and have the main sheet come from the end of the boom. Is that correct?
Posted 17 September 2011 - 05:38 AM
I have a ratchet block on the end of the boom. It works well and reduces the load on the line you are holding. I found the bimini cover at Bass pro shop clearance center when I was up in Mo. for some training for work. I built the framework from schedule 80 electrical conduit. It took some adjusting to get it right and so it worked. It is something you need when sailing down here in FL.
Posted 17 September 2011 - 07:47 PM
Posted 25 September 2011 - 08:19 PM
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Posted 27 September 2011 - 08:09 PM
Posted 27 September 2011 - 08:22 PM
Also another concern is how 7 inches will affect stability/heeling. By the way I found a boat shop and they are making me a bimini that will have turnscrews so that I can adjust the bimini height depending on weather I sail, row or motor.
Posted 29 September 2011 - 04:21 PM
Posted 04 December 2011 - 10:39 AM
That is a great looking boat Pat.