The Boat as we purchased did not have a bimini for the cockpit. We looked at different option to to get shade in the cockpit. When we talked to a canvas company they said no problem, they could build a frame and make a cover. After they came to the boat to measure they recommended we not use a frame but have a hardtop made.
We looked for ideas and options on the internet and found a local company that build custom hardtops. After contacting them and several appointments they recommended removing the existing davits and raising the traveler to the top of the new hardtop.