I am the new owner of a 1995 MKII C-36. The current bimini is "full cockpit" size from the stern to the companion way...we do not have a dodger.
I want to replace the bimini as the fabric is shot...the frame is fine. Here's my situation. I am 6'1" tall and I don't seem to have enough headroom to fully stand under the bimini. When I raise the mainsail, center the traveller and tighten the mainsheet...it seems to be approximately 5'11" of clearance...does this seem normal? I am getting a full hoist on the mainsail and the boom is level / horizontal.
Optimally, I would like to have the full size bimini with 6'1" headroom as I did on my previous C-30. Any ideas or suggestions are well appreciated.
Kruse Control #1428
1995 C-36 MKII SR/WK
Lake Lanier, Ga.