I know that umbrellas + biminis are used pretty often. But, is anyone using a SportBrella Breeze Canopy
for shade on the raft?
It looks like you could easily rig it without the tarp on the bottom and just attach the side poles of the canopy to the rails of the raft frame with a couple NRS straps. The frame of the canopy would be out of the way for rowing. The sides can flap up and allow side-view. It packs small, is light, and you could rig the tarp + canopy spread flat as additional shelter at camp if needed.
But, I'm curious about how it'd handle wind (are the poles gonna break on the first gust?), and if anyone else has used them and has thoughts on it.