Consider the forward edge of the aft bimini roof panel. Because I am lazy, I originally made the tail as a hang down tail. That is, the tail was a long skinny rectangle - easy to cut, and minimal fabric usage. But because it had no curvature, it did not match the contour of the front edge of the panel. Consequently, after installation it had a scalloped appearance and made a loose fit to the center panel:
|Hang down tail. Bow is to the left, and new panel is on the right|
|Tuck back tail - doesn't that look better?|
So far, I cannot think of a situation where I would use a hang down tail.
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