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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