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hos505
03-10-2008, 07:14 PM
The 03 197 TT I bought last year came with the factory bimini top that mounts off of the windshield. I have since installed a ND mini tower and was wondering if the bimini can be converted to mount off of the tower the way the factory ones do. Any help, ideas or pics would be great.
Thanks,

erkoehler
03-10-2008, 07:17 PM
The mini tower uses a two piece bimini top, I don't think the one you have will work.

skin6599
03-10-2008, 07:19 PM
I agree. When I had the MC ZeroFlex Mini put on my TT when I purchased it, I had them remove the bimini brackets and instal a tower bimini. It's a different set up.

russlars
03-10-2008, 10:04 PM
Take a look at this thread: http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=13618&highlight=retrofitting+bimini

I was able to retrofit mine and mount it to my tower using these clamps: http://www.diywake.com/shop/shopexd.asp?id=567

It turned out to be a bigger project than I expected, but cheaper than buying a new bimini top. The upholstery shop charged me $75 to cut down the canvas and boot.
Good luck!

erkoehler
03-10-2008, 10:09 PM
Take a look at this thread: http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=13618&highlight=retrofitting+bimini

I was able to retrofit mine and mount it to my tower using these clamps: http://www.diywake.com/shop/shopexd.asp?id=567

It turned out to be a bigger project than I expected, but cheaper than buying a new bimini top. The upholstery shop charged me $75 to cut down the canvas and boot.
Good luck!


You have a full size tower don't you?

russlars
03-10-2008, 11:29 PM
You have a full size tower don't you?
yes, a full size 2003 MC tower.

erkoehler
03-10-2008, 11:35 PM
The bimini/tower in question was for a mini tower.

russlars
03-10-2008, 11:51 PM
The bimini/tower in question was for a mini tower.
I understand that he has a mini tower, but wouldn't the retrofit be similar? Isn't a mini tower basically the same, only shorter?

erkoehler
03-10-2008, 11:52 PM
I understand that he has a mini tower, but wouldn't the retrofit be similar? Isn't a mini tower basically the same, only shorter?

The mini uses a 2-piece bimini that mounts similar to the 2008 biminis.

russlars
03-10-2008, 11:59 PM
The mini uses a 2-piece bimini that mounts similar to the 2008 biminis.
I stand corrected.
Just trying to help!:)