|Posted: June 14 2011 at 22:23 | IP Logged
I mean to "extend" the flybridge with a type of bimini cover at the back edge of the flybridge so the stern side of the enclosure can come straight down versus slanting down. Thanks
We have owned this boat for a year now and it is also a 99. My husband and I love the open layout and the good visability from both helm stations. We had previously owned a 50' navigator and when we sold it we looked at a lot of different boats inc Ocean Alexander, Symbol, McKinna, Sonship, Hampton, Offshore, Carver, to nome a few. We always came back to the amount of space on the Nav. as we intend to live aboard. No doubt other boats are better made however we felt like we got a lot for the money and won't be in debt!!!
The previous owner made some great modifications to our boat. He removed the flybridge windscreen and redid it with a forward slant instead of backwards, this adds a lot of space and allowed installation of a really nice ''tower" instead of a traditional bimini. He also moved the forward facing flybridge seats forward allowing the boom for the dinghy to lay flat next to the dinghy, He enclosed (with fiberglass) the sides of the flybridge around the seats which keeps it drier and cleaner. My husband and I are in the process of replacing the helm seat now as it was not comfortable for a week long trip. We love our flybridge! Good luck with your boat. Unfortunately ours will never make it to New Zealand.
cindy, 53 navigator owner