Soft bimini with complete enclosure attached to a tartarooga hard dodger. This particular one is extremely roomy and provides sufficient space to entertain 10 people.
|One tartarooga hardtop providing enough cover to enclose an entire center cockpit. It provides the equivalent of a hard dodger/hard bimini combination in one piece. This picture shows the after five panels removed. It arguably provides the best UV Protection Factor (UPF).|
|A similar full-length hardtop on a different center cockpit vessel. Note that windows in the top provide clear vision of sails and rig.|
|Here is a soft bimini overlapping the hardtop. Note that the windshield is recessed underneath the protruding soft top. This provides a "visor" protecting from direct sun, rain and spray. If you've ever sailed with a wet windscreen on your dodger you can probably appreciate its advantages.|
|Combination of hard dodger with hardtop bimini. Note the overhead window in the bimini top. Between it and the windshield it allows 100% vision of the rig. This is our favorite layout for cruising as it allows the removal of the connecting piece, allowing a lot of ventilation in hot climates, while still providing excellent protection from the tropical sun.|