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Hard-top Bimini

Sailingfun

Member II
Yes, my top comes with keders to install in the future curtains or canvas to close it.
But that's another project for another time.
Next is reinstall the traveler, finish all deck and in January move the boat to bottom paint.
Inside I want to paint the whole boat (nice project for winter) and start reinstalling all electronic.
Busy winter!
 

p.gazibara

Member III
I just finished the layup of my foam and glass hardtop. It’s huge, but so is the E35 cockpit.

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I still have to cut it to shape and bond the gutter for the water catchment on. The stainless artist here is making a new pushpit with 2” tubes that will support the roof.

I’m hoping to drop clears down from it and make the cockpit a hangout area even when it rains and gets cold.

It’s 2.5m wide in the front and 2.1m long. Pretty huge.

-P
 

p.gazibara

Member III
Ya, I’m here in NZ. The access to supplies/knowledge is the best we have seen. It was time to take on this project. We have a soft dodger that we had done in Costa Rica no plans to change that. This is just to hold up our solar panels and catch water.

-p
 

Loren Beach

O34 - Portland, OR
Senior Moderator
Blogs Author
Speaking of cruising (and now parking) in NZ, here is blog link for some friends from our little YC in Portland...
They seem to be enjoying their extended (!) visit.

 

p.gazibara

Member III
Velic, I have heard that name somewhere, wonder if we ever crossed paths. Anyway, I’ll keep a lookout and give them a shout if we come across them.

-P
 

Dave G.

Member III
That looks great ! Only wish my boat could accommodate one of those. My boom is much to low for something like that unfortunately.
 

p.gazibara

Member III
That looks great ! Only wish my boat could accommodate one of those. My boom is much to low for something like that unfortunately.

The bimini roof will start aft of the boom and cover the cockpit behind. Fortunately, Cinderella was re-rigged with a higher aspect Express 34 spar so I probably have a little more room aft of the boom than most E35-2’s but I’m not sure how much. My boom length is about 14’.

-P
 
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