Fabric Solutions

Project name: Oceanis 46 Spray Dodger and Bimini
Material used: Recacril Coated Acrylic Canvas, 1mm Vinistar Extruded Clear Vinyl
Materials Supplied by:  Reid & Twiname Ltd, TopFab

What did the client request?

The client requested a Flybridge Clear Enclosure with the following criteria:
provide the maximum possible unobstructed vision and clarity; provide a
sleek and smooth aesthetic; enable easy accReplacement spray dodger and bimini for a Oceanis 46 yacht. The client had built and installed a small fixed hard top bimini to house solar panels.
They requested we modify the existing bimini frames and come up with a
suitable attachment method for the bimini to protrude forward from the
new hardtop. The Spray Dodger was replaced as per original, but with slight
modifications to geometry, clear window placements, and to the ventilation
window functionality.ess to the rear Flybridge fishing
rod holders; provide a high-quality product that would last more than a
couple of years. To meet these expectations, we completely redesigned
then manufactured a Riviera 51 Flybridge Clear Enclosure using Strataglass
Clear, Flexlight Lodge for reinforcing, YKK zips and PTFE Tenara thread.

What makes this project unique?

We entered this project as we were really pleased with the final fit and look
of both the spray dodger and bimini. The Spray dodger has a fixed zip along
the lower edge and relies on all its tension from the 2 side wing corners,
leaving no room for adjustment during the final fit. The changes made had a
good final impact to the overall look of the project.