Starscream wrote:I don't care what anyone says, that's one good looking boat, the X.
I agree, but then, I'm not exactly unbiased.
It looks a little sharper now that I've removed the SS vent in the head window and replaced it with black plastic. And I'm working on a trawler stub mast with masthead (steaming) light that will work with the mast in the stowed position (or no mast at all), elevated at the helm as shown, using the 1 ft spacer. I think I posted it in the Mods section, in fact.
My guess is a quick connector between your bimini and dodger. You have what appears to be one now, but maybe this is a quick velcro deal that's easy to remove.
Or maybe cockpit cover.
Is there any matching velcro anywhere else?
I couldn't find any velcro anywhere on the boat or the bimini (or the dodger), except inside the companionway door, intended for the screen with lead weights in the bottom seam that someone made.
BUT, there are some pairs of holes, filled with some white filler, in the cockpit coaming that I've never been able to identify. It's possible the original owner had just a bimini of a different make, with no dodger, and used that cloth as a connector or rain shield. It's the same fabric the helm cover was made of, and that fit poorly when I got the boat - I suspect the PO, rather than the original owner, added instruments which rendered the cover only partly fitting. I'm the third owner. So it's entirely possible the 'bridge' piece was made to fit a different bimini.
The canvas on the boat now was supplied by Dowsar, and still shows up on their web site as something they can supply.
You can just see the 'sunroof' in the bimini in the pic above. Here's the finished replacement, except for the sun shield, which is what prompted this whole inquiry in the first place.