Vinistar Extruded Clear Vinyl and Stamoid Top Supplied by TopFab
Primary Use: Main Fabric
Please describe the project specifications
The clients’ brief for this job was to make adjustments and add to their current stainless steel dodger and bimini frames to create a much more functional cockpit area for cruising. The client requested the project to be carried out using quality, strong materials, and fixings to be suitable for off shore cruising.
What is unique or complex about the project?
The project was challenging in the respect that we were using, adjusting and adding to the existing stainless steel frames to save on the overall cost of the project. With the final result of making the usable cockpit area bigger, while keeping all aspects of the boat functional such as winches, self steering mechanisms, saloon, and cockpit entries. Also requested by the client was a soft removable rain catching device to gather and collect fresh rain water from the run off of the bimini top.
It was particularly challenging keeping the enclosed cockpit ergonomically suited to the crew on board while being restricted with factors like boom height, a steep saloon entry, high cockpit stern, and folding solar panels.
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