Anyone ever use a small Wing/Tarp for weather/shade on their raft at camp?
I'm about to do another Grand Canyon trip, and am waffling between bringing a tent, buying a bimini, or just go simple and use a small wing/tarp on it. I did a May trip last year and it didn't rain a single drop but I think April might have more potential for crappy weather. I didn't feel like I needed a Bimini last year and prefer not to have one but I do like shade. Same thing for an Umbrella... just too much to futz with. I thought about a Megamid too, but I don't think that works very well with a Cot, which is more important to me then shelter.
That brings me to wondering about using a Wing on a raft and whether anyone has done it. I'm thinking a small cheap caternary cut wing. Stick my spare oars near the end of the raft frame, secure it to the front and rear d-rings and the outside corners to the frame. I only have a big 20' wing (Walrus brand...no longer in production but similar to the MSR 220) otherwise I'd go try it. Just wondering if someone has tried it before. Pics would be even better.
I guess I could just go Bivy sack or just throw a tarp over me if it rains, but it might be nice to have something more secure and less claustrophobic.