Permanent Bimini (with side/back shades and gutters for rain
made out of
90% shade cloth, allows you to
see out easily, while blocking most rain and water.
small bean bags for leaning
against (Freebag makes a good size but they mildew
easily). We removed half the stuffing from a full size bag which works
well, however cloth shouldn’t be as sticky as vinyl. Type four cushions
work too but bean bags are better.
It is helpful to have the following easily accessible for
display/controls - We never stand behind the wheel at the helm. Keep the
instruments simple and try and make them viewable from various points in
the cockpit (under the dodger, laying down fore and aft etc). Since our
GPS is the instrument we watch the most, I made a flexible holder out of
quick release rail clamp
RAM mount holder. We use the
Ram Swivel to get the largest range of viewing
angles. We flip the quick clamp to change fore/aft viewing based on our
Hard Dodger (with
opening ports on top for better air circulation). Makes a very water
tight safe area on the boat (where someone should be the entire time
LED lights (www.bebi-electronics.com) for reading and entertaining at
anchor. Mini mag-lite clips can be converted to hold lights that clamp
on the stern rail and aim forward so that we can read and be in the
breeze in the aft part of the cockpit.
Arch for solar
panels, antennas, radar, wind generator, davits (not for passage use),
outboard hoist, propane tank mount for BBQ, fish cleaning station. See
comments about other solar mounting options. I have seen an arch with
the radar mounted UNDER the solar panels which is a very clever solution
Solid stainless rails around the entire cockpit, feels VERY secure.
attached to higher than normal lifelines throughout the rest of the
Lift outboard engine hoist (designed by the former owner, sold by
A low transom
swim step (easy on and off) if your transom shape allows it. Ours is
made from stainless steel and can be easily added to most boats.
green clamps for rails etc. Cheap solution to strapping your stuff
to the rail, they are not very UV stable.
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