Wow! Sounds complicated & time consuming. I’m really aiming for the simple and quick. At present current plan is to follow tarp technology, army basha style.
A straight forward over boom rectangular canvas ridge tent with ends that fold around to enclose if required. Rope girdle under the gunnel and across foredeck under the wash boards with velco tabs to keep the whole thing on.
Basically a mk1 for simplicity but mk2 type hoops to hold out the sides seem good, I guess waterproofing where they press agianst the canvas will be an issue.
What Mk tents are most popular with cruisers? Are there any mk2’s in use?