Bennett Custom Canvas Inc., Toronto, Ontario
The title of this project is Misty Isle, a dodger and step bimini for a C&C 35. The project won a 2010 MFA Award of Distinction and an Award of Excellence in the tops 27 feet and up category. This customer has been restoring his boat for five years and has almost completed it. The customer wanted a dodger and bimini that are very low profile and stayed within the confines of the coaming. He was very particular about the height of the dodger and the bimini and the angle of the windows. The dodger had to be exactly one foot above the companion way at the center, and the bimini had to be exactly six feet at center. The windows had to be 45 degrees on the dodger and the connector. We had to put 105-degree dog legs in the bimini frame to provide clearance for a full swing on the primary winch handle. We built the dodger and bimini entirely out of Sunbrella Supreme to give it a durable, yet elegant finish.