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DooSPX
10-29-2006, 03:56 PM
perferably on 91-94 boats....

im getting one soon. thanks guys....

milkmania
10-29-2006, 04:53 PM
nothing special, but there's one in my pics

http://www.tmcowners.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=2983&cat=500&ppuser=1104

east tx skier
10-29-2006, 06:10 PM
There's a link to mine in my signature. Factory top for a 93 205.

DooSPX
10-29-2006, 07:06 PM
yeah, I saw yours Eastie...

G-man
10-29-2006, 09:34 PM
Tip for your top, keep the rear straps as close to distance back that pylon is. The reason: keeps the ski rope from hitting them when the skier is way outside. On my previous boat we looped inside the grab handles on the gunnel.

Footin
10-29-2006, 11:29 PM
My 94 205 with a coversearch.com bimini.

erkoehler
10-29-2006, 11:30 PM
That's a perfect pic for me to use in my for sale ad:D

Footin
10-29-2006, 11:32 PM
Money talks.......bulls&*t walks.

6ballsisall
10-29-2006, 11:33 PM
Money talks.......bulls&*t walks.


So that explains why Erk always wears walking shoes :D

Footin
10-29-2006, 11:35 PM
Erkle is a boat sales phenom.

erkoehler
10-29-2006, 11:39 PM
Is that a challenge :) :) :)


Becareful, you might be humbled:rolleyes:

Wes
10-29-2006, 11:41 PM
Here's mine

6ballsisall
10-30-2006, 10:48 AM
Here's mine


Good looking 205. The background scenery looks nice too!

Sodar
10-30-2006, 12:07 PM
Here is mine... not stock, but the local dealer sub's it out to a world class canvas guy. To be honest, I would rather have one of his tow covers and bimini's than get one from the factory, except that his prices are twice as much as others!

richardsoncd
10-30-2006, 02:16 PM
Here is mine... not stock, but the local dealer sub's it out to a world class canvas guy. To be honest, I would rather have one of his tow covers and bimini's than get one from the factory, except that his prices are twice as much as others!

it looks like the bimini is getting in the way of the fly high support cable. does it affect the flex in the pole like that or put pressure on the bimini?

Sodar
10-30-2006, 05:08 PM
No, just the angle of the picture. There is about a 1/4" of clearance between the strap and bimini.

JKTX21
10-30-2006, 05:23 PM
Wes, that is a 13th Floor tower, what kind of bimini is that? I haven't figured out what will fit on my 190 with the same tower. Thanks

Wes
10-30-2006, 11:42 PM
Thanks jrandol, it is a great area.

JKTX21, it is a 13th floor tower, and we modified the 'stock' bimini to fit under the tower. (cut the middle out of the 2 front supports). It worked well.

Monte
10-31-2006, 09:45 AM
Good thread! Maybe this is a small threadjack. One of my winter projects is to add a bimini. My tower is soon to be installed. It is a zero flex off a 2001 x-star. Is there a bimini that mounts to the tower? If so does anybody know where to get it???

As you have probably figured I don't have a picture to post.....

Rich_G
10-31-2006, 11:31 AM
Monte, www.wakeside.com has tower mounted biminis but they are quite proud of them. I will be retrofitting a bimini top I already have and if I end up mounting it to the tower, I will get tower clamps from these guys:

http://www.diywake.com/shop/shopdisplayproducts.asp?id=72&cat=Clamps

They DON'T offer them yet, but I emailed the guy and he said he will start offering them after the first of the year.

I am leaning toward mounting it on the windshield frame. If anyone else has theirs mounted on the windshield frame, please post a pic with a close-up of the mounting bracket.

pilot02
10-31-2006, 11:35 AM
Here is mine... not stock, but the local dealer sub's it out to a world class canvas guy. To be honest, I would rather have one of his tow covers and bimini's than get one from the factory, except that his prices are twice as much as others!

I thought it was wrong to hook the skylon to the lifting eye. Thought it would cause gelcoat damage since there is no support on the ring.

trickskier
10-31-2006, 11:43 AM
My X-1 with wife at the controls.

Sodar
10-31-2006, 12:34 PM
I thought it was wrong to hook the skylon to the lifting eye. Thought it would cause gelcoat damage since there is no support on the ring.

I have done it on three boats now with no problems... I guess I just live on the edge!! I just really do not like dealing with the big black strap around the bow. Probably the reason for my good fortune is that the Air Boom rarely gets used.

Rich_G
10-31-2006, 05:04 PM
when you go to wakeside.com and try to link to the bimini top as an option for one of their towers, you get a discontinued link. I know they offered Tower Biminis for $815 as of a month or two ago. It was probably outsourced, and someone probably knows who was making them for wakeside.

Monte, just curious, how did you end up finding a tower off of a 2001?

Monte
10-31-2006, 05:17 PM
when you go to wakeside.com and try to link to the bimini top as an option for one of their towers, you get a discontinued link. I know they offered Tower Biminis for $815 as of a month or two ago. It was probably outsourced, and someone probably knows who was making them for wakeside.

Monte, just curious, how did you end up finding a tower off of a 2001?

Ebay..... The guy gets scratch and dent MC stuff somehow.. pretty nasty scratch on the lower part of one of the uprights but, hey it suits my needs.... Oh thanks for the link...

Rich_G
10-31-2006, 05:59 PM
quote:"The guy gets scratch and dent MC stuff somehow"

I can see how you might scratch a tower when removing it in a hurry in the dark in the wee hours of the morning..., jk I'm sure it's legit, he probably has connections with an MC dealer who gets damaged boats coming thru.

vegashomeexpert
11-02-2006, 12:40 AM
Oops.. . wrong year..

Never2old
11-02-2006, 09:41 PM
Monte,
I put a bimini from towerbiminis.com on my boat, no holes to drill and the bimini is tight as can be. The tower is a 2002 Zero Flex so it is probably similar. Here's a pic of it.

Monte
11-02-2006, 11:04 PM
Monte,
I put a bimini from towerbiminis.com on my boat, no holes to drill and the bimini is tight as can be. The tower is a 2002 Zero Flex so it is probably similar. Here's a pic of it.

Thanks! exactly what I'm looking for!

Rich_G
11-03-2006, 10:50 AM
Never2Old, that's a great looking bimini. I looked at the website too. What is supporting the front piece? There is no visible bracing or straps. How does it stay rigid?

Never2old
11-04-2006, 07:41 PM
The fron bracket is groved to hold the front bar. The back has two pieces on each side of them acts as the tightener. They guys at towerbiminis were great to work with, talked me through the install over the phonem just had to take a few measurements to send them for the construction.

Hoosier Bob
11-04-2006, 08:37 PM
93' closed bow cheap top but works great.:D

fskof
12-24-2006, 12:00 AM
Never2Old

Thats looks like something I'm looking for. Can you still fold up the cover? you have any pics of it folded?

DooSPX
12-24-2006, 01:29 AM
this pic of the 06 TT that Jim@BAWS posted is not only beautiful, but as the exact bimini I want for my 91 190 too....
its great for getting short line...
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b80/DooSPX/06MCTT197.jpg

roddydog
12-24-2006, 10:13 AM
I thought it was wrong to hook the skylon to the lifting eye. Thought it would cause gelcoat damage since there is no support on the ring.
The ring is on a threaded rod that is attached to the front hook, so it is solid.

TMCNo1
12-24-2006, 10:44 AM
The ring is on a threaded rod that is attached to the front hook, so it is solid.


The lifting eye is designed for vertical lift and not for horizontal forces like a skylon strap pulling back in it. The fiberglass behind the hole it goes thru on the deck is not reinforced, nor is there any kind of bracing or mechanical device to prevent it from leaning backwards under load and damaging the fiberglass. Go ahead and use it, but it will be at your expense.

DooSPX
12-24-2006, 11:57 AM
anyone know where I can get a top like the red 06 TT I posted above?

Sodar
12-24-2006, 02:12 PM
Any canvas shop can make them... just make a design up and have them fab it. The tubing is very easily bent with a conduit bender. I am not sure if you care about weight, but I like stainless tubing much more than the aluminum tubing, it is much more rigid and has a lot more shine!