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Oct 19

Shady Free Rangers

After roasting in the cockpit on more than one occasion, we thought it best to get a bimini made. A bimini is like an umbrella on steroids: it shades you from the sun but it is mounted to some major metal which, in turn, is mounted to the boat so it’s super sturdy.

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Jimmy from New Bern Canvas & Sails and his assistant measure and install the bimini frame.

 

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After the frame is installed, they drape a plastic covering over it and mark the edges where the fabric will need to go. This then becomes the template that they use to sew the fabric for our bimini.

I don’t have a good “after” photo but will post one tomorrow!

We also got lettering on the boat for our new name, Free Range. I looked through about a thousand or so fonts but finally found one that both Stephane and I really liked (Petunia Bounce). Donny from New Bern worked with us on this project and he’s awesome! He is from Colorado as well; he and his family did the cruising thing for years and plan to start up cruising again after their last child graduates from high school. Thank you Donny!

 

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Donny installing the Free Range decal

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We are officially Free Range!

 

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