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7/23/2017 at 9:26:31 PM GMT
Posts: 40
Cockpit Tent?

I just purchased a used Sanderling.  This nicely made canvas came with it.  Is it some sort of a cockpit tent?  If so, how do you get it around the lazy jacks?

Beau Schless

7/26/2017 at 1:32:56 PM GMT
Posts: 62
Looks like nice construction , how long is the ridge ? Could it be a boat cover, with the mast down?
If short enough for a cockpit tent (9 ft or so), two options 1) it is designed to mount under the boom - would expect some extra tabs along the ridge for support, 2) goes over boom, as a ridge pole, and need to undo lazyjacks and peak halyard block.

8/1/2017 at 10:30:29 PM GMT
Posts: 14
in my opinion with lazy jacks that cover will not work. need a two-piece cover that uses snaps/turnbuckles along the ridge' (ie, boom) and slots in the cover for the lines to run. maybe at one time the boat didn't have lazy jacks?

8/26/2017 at 1:29:44 AM GMT
Posts: 3
Rest the boom on a boom crutch. Free the lazy jacks and install your beautiful cockpit tent.
Happy Days,
Capt. Fred

9/19/2019 at 6:57:04 AM GMT
Posts: 6

Dear R. Schless.  Thank you for selling us your cover!  It worked wonderfully well on our first family multiday voyage from Ballard to Blake Island, return.  Our kiddos just relished sleeping under it...especially with a very large dog snuggling in between both of them.  We relished the fact that they were happy camping in the boat...and not in a tent ashore.
We found various tie-downs and hung two water-filled one-liter Nalgene bottles from the middle ties.  Since our handrails have been removed for repair, the tent is a little loose...but worked.

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