Summertime temps this year have been hovering in the mid- 90s, which makes for an uncomfortable time aboard Seanachai. One day, we’ll sail with a proper bimini top, until then, we’ve adopted an idea from The $tingy Sailor for a “poor man’s bimini”.
The boom tent is easy to install and stows away compactly in the cabin. We’ve motored with the boom tent installed, but mostly we use it when we’re at the dock. It makes the cockpit about 10-15 degrees cooler–just what the captain ordered to make the sundowners more enjoyable!
Here’s a video I made detailing how it works.