Our 41 had never been south of 50 degree north, she had had no need of sun protection for herself and crew.

While cruising our Maxi 95 in the Med we had learned that crews needed to be sheltered from the sun. While we were changing the cockpit running rigging and canvas work was the time to fit a bimini to her.

Observations of other boats in warmer climes at given us a general design:

the above view is from the starboard side

the above elevated view is from the starboard side.

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