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Simon,I have now completely rejected the idea of a pod,after building the cockpit I came to the conclusion that the extra weight and windage could not justify the building of a pod.I am now playing with the idea of a canvas/tent material tarp to keep off the sun.Suppose four poles in the corners of the cockpit to spread a tarp across,something easy to erect and take down.Kims Bimini is another good idea,but can be hell on the old wallet.Maybe using poly pipes to form a dome like structure may have some merits.
Ah,yes Simon,the Northern hemisphere winter is a different kettle of fish.Yes I could envision a ply/canvas collapsible type structure,almost on the same lines of construction techniques as those German canvas kayaks my mate had as a kid?
An old thread but still very relevant today.
See Sea People mag issue 33 from 1997 for a nice solution from Oz.
I rise again this old thread...
I'm thinking about a pod for next year long cruise, but...a lot of but...
1 The 2 hulls move separately while sailing. How does the pod move? Is it completely separated from the hullls. No touch at all or the movemente does not disturb?
2 I've read what you've wrote before, but I can non find a definitly answer. Is there space enough under the pod? I don't want to raise the mast (and the main).
Simon did you finally made your tent/pod?
grazie per la pazienza