Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bimini Frame


Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Good morning Paul,

Congratulations on being the new owner of #259

I posted some picture of my biminis on
http://nikimat.com/bimini.html

In my opinion, the original Amel bimini is great for moderate cold climate. It protects well from the wind. Plus with side panel it really keeps the cockpit warm. Also great for spray in stronger seas.
There is even an extension that will fully cover the rest of the cockpit (but in my case won’t be able to use the mizzen).
I feel it is a little too hot in the summer and ned more ventilation (but I am in the Bahamas).

The previous owner of my vessel, added a second set to arch and a bimini with a space/gap above the dodger that provides great ventilation.
As you will see on the pictures he used the 2 added arch, plus the long one of the original Amel Bimini.
I like that solution. Also, being fairly tall it is easy for me to look through the space/gap to dock the boat.

Since that bimini was lost in Martinique, I quickly made a temporary one (only using the 2 added arch) to stil benefit of the gap and breeze and still have sunshade, then made an extension.
When I find a reliable company, I will make a similar bimini to the one made by the previous owner.
I will use the same material that Amel used, which is: double stamoid and have these heat sealed.

What I like on both (original Amel or previous owner added) bimini, is that they are so easy to fold (just move the boom).
at night, either sailing or having dinner, I like to see the open sky.

Hope that helps. But before you rush, wait to see what other Amel owner have come up with solution. They might have come with better solution.

Sincerely, Alexandre


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On Wed, 8/5/15, osterberg.paul.l@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Bimini Frame
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 11:12 AM


 









 Hello! Ian &
Judy
I'm a new
owner of an SM #259, and need a new Bimini and find your
comments very interesting especially
the:-
We never need to fold the bimini down  while the boat is in
commission- We have
wonderful ventilation in the cockpit when
required.Do you have any
photos to send or publish on the forum?Anyone else who
have good ideas on how to improve the Bimini are welcome to
comment and send photos. One  often need an extension to
the Bimini when sailing especially in Greece and Turkey as
wind rather often very gentle and sun not very gentle at
all.
Paul on SYKerpa SM
#259
sykerpa@...
 









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