Biminis, dodgers and sail covers protect crew and gear from the ravages of exposure to sun, salt water and inclement weather. Eventually the elements will start to wear down the fabric, and depending on where you cruise, this could happen faster than you'd expect. Like many cruising boats, Lyra's canvas work is all Sunbrella fabric, and taking care of it is straightforward. Whenever I have access to a hose, I give the bimini and dodger a good freshwater rinse to get the salt off. Any spots are dealt with using a soft brush and a mild soap-and-water solution (I like Woolite, but dish soap works as well). Allow to air-dry, and that's it! A couple of times a year, or as needed, I spray the canvas with 303 Fabric Guard, a product that restores the fabric's water and stain repellency.