Thursday, November 15, 2012

Naked Boat

If you look closely at the picture above, you will notice something is missing.  Yep, our boat is naked.  Our entire cockpit enclosure was removed yesterday by a local canvas company to not only be cleaned and re-waterproofed, but to have the zippers for our new solar panels stitched into it.  I described our new approach to solar power in an earlier post, and now it's show time.  Zippers were sewn into our flexible solar panels last week and the guys came yesterday to bring them back and mark where they will be mounted on the bimini.  It's going to be a lot easier to have our flexible, light-weight panels zipped right into our bimini rather than a cumbersome superstructure over our enclosure to house heavy, rigid panels.  How well our new system works remains to be seen, but we're pretty excited about it.  We'll let you know more about it when we get our bimini back and put these babies to work!


Mid-Life Cruising! said...

We're excited about seeing the finished product. Sounds like a great idea!

Robert Salnick said...

Nice touch with the velcro-covered zippers - they should last a *lot* longer that way...

s/v Eolian

Tasha Hacker said...

I cannot wait to find out how well this works...cuz if it's as awesome as it sounds, I will have a lot of questions for you!

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