Sunday, April 8, 2012

A bimini for the Drascombe

Since the 1970's, we've had a 21' Drascombe longboat somewhere in our family.  When I graduated from college, I borrowed it for a decade, but these days it is back in Florida with my parents.  One of the problems with sailing a Drascombe in tropical climates is that you don't get any shade.  The cockpit arrangement and low slung mainsail don't lend themselves to a traditional bimini with steel frames.  I recently purchased a Taylor Made Anchor Shade II for motoring or sailing with Jib and Mizzen.  Works great!

Aft corners are stayed to the mainsheet
traveller (galvanized pipe)

forward corners stayed to the side stays 

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