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.
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!