|First summer in Annapolis, I tied down tarps for shade,|
| Jax greets sunrise with a snooze, snuggled into|
narrow space between gate and combing.
|Taking a dip in the Neuse River|
Jax looks for shady spots to lie in, plenty of water to drink and an occasional belly dip in the water when he can. When we have the AC running, he astutely chooses the coolest room of the boat to make his comfy spot.
|Prime location to keep both of his humans in sight|
|Original canopy, only 80" wide and 72" long|
|Note dashed line indicating fabric cut away and |
reattached to make canopy wider near mast.
|Lengths cut from additional 2 yards added to sides|
and another 30" toward bow. Additional width
begins 12" down to allow for standing rigging**
|Underside of canopy. 1/2" PVC tubing bends with tight fit.|
|Jax watching me sew from the boat|
The canopy has generated a little flurry of excitement with humans too. I have agreed to make one of these for another cruising boat in the marina.
**Standing rigging includes the stainless steel cables alongside the mast. They are secured to the hull with chain plates and extend up to stabilize and support the mast.