Whatever IS it? - I haven't a clue.

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Whatever IS it? - I haven\'t a clue.

My recently bought Bavaria 37 came with this (interesting) bit of kit. Unfortunately, I haven't a clue what it is, can anyone help, please?

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It measures about 1.25 metres wide by 1.20 metres high (always assuming I am holding it the right way up).

The six press-studs are all 'female' fittings.

The only other items the boat has in this material are; wheel cover, sprayhood and winch covers.

Reasonably sensible suggestions are most welcome.

Alan
 

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Since all the pop studs are females you need to look for male fittings on the boat. Is this a companionway rain flap for use when the sprayhood is not fitted, or to hang from it?
 

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Is the cord at the "top" threaded through, or just tied to the corners?

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Cord is threaded through but stitched in place.


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Since all the pop studs are females you need to look for male fittings on the boat. Is this a companionway rain flap for use when the sprayhood is not fitted, or to hang from it?

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I have searched for corresponding press-studs but cannot find any. It isn't wide enough to reach the spray-hood press-studs.

As can be seen, the press-studs are attached to cords which made me think they 'go around' something.

For what it is worth, it looks unused.

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Some sort of boom tent (the cut-outs being to fit around the lazy jacks)?

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Good thinking - but I have in-mast furling.

It is only about four foot wide, too.

Thanks anyway

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Or some kind of mini-bimini at the stern - cut-outs to fit backstay arrangement?
 

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Perhaps it was a boom tent and the 3 webbing straps clipped around the boom (with the canvas underneath) - and then someone decided to cut holes in it? (Doesn't look like the cut-outs are hemmed - so suspect they're not designed - has the sprayhood been re-inforced on either side with two pieces - maybe this was the fabric source?)
 

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Or some kind of mini-bimini at the stern - cut-outs to fit backstay arrangement?

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Seems a bit small for that and no sign of a frame.

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Perhaps it was a boom tent and the 3 webbing straps clipped around the boom (with the canvas underneath) - and then someone decided to cut holes in it? (Doesn't look like the cut-outs are hemmed - so suspect they're not designed - has the sprayhood been re-inforced on either side with two pieces - maybe this was the fabric source?)

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Yes, the cut-outs are not hemmed, but they are exactly the same size and symetrically cut-out. There are no repairs to anything else.

It won't clip around anything because the press-studs are all female.

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Is it designed to be rolled up within the three pieces of darker webbing (with self-closing press studs?) or to hang from them if they are clipped over something?

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Doesn't seem to be designed to roll-up. Of course I can contrive a complicated way of folding it up to leave the webbing on the outside. As for 'hanging over', it is hard to imagine what, with the webbing being fixed to the middle of it.

Still, your question has provoked a bit of lateral thinking.

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For what it is worth, it looks unused.

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Now you know why. /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
 

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For what it is worth, it looks unused.

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Now you know why. /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

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Yeah, but when I find out what it is I will get years out of it before I have to replace it. /forums/images/graemlins/ooo.gif
 

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>As for 'hanging over', it is hard to imagine what, with the webbing being fixed to the middle of it.<

Well, good odds the webbing is there for some reason. Unless is was a test piece put together by a canvas cover making apprentice.

'Nother thought (tho' unlikely) - cover for a liferaft or a deflatable dinghy?
 

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Does it cover the sky/port lights over the Saloon and forepeak top keep the light out?

You could try the Bavarias owners club!
 
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