I've enjoyed sleeping under mine. This picture was an April Grand trip (2014). I sleep just behind my seat. One day on a layover it was miserably windy and I just wanted to get some relief from the blowing sand, so I covered my bimini with a Kelty tarp and tied it down to the 4 D's at the tube tips and then tied it down everywhere else I could to keep it from flapping. I added cross straps to the bimini frame from side tops to opposite side boat frame, both sides, because I thought the gusts were going to flatten it, but it held up.
I do use it while rowing quite often, and I have loop straps in the back so I can strap it down quickly before rapids or if it gets windy. I got this bimini specifically for the Grand Canyon. I'd rowed the Grand in April the year before this picture and swore I wasn't going to do the Grand again without something. After researching options I decided a bimini was the best for surviving wind. I've been using it regularly since 2014, same bimini, on multiple cat boats, same original plastic tips (I bought steel replacements years ago but the plastic ones have yet to break). If it's buggy I use a mesh bug thingee made for sleeping bags. Last year I bought mounts that are made for attaching the bimini to an NRS frame and I like those much better than mounting to the sideboards, leaves the sideboards completely free for walking on or strapping down gear.