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pram
04-16-2012, 05:58 PM
When I trailer my boat, the bimini is in the down position.

It rubs on the boat (there is not only a black mark, but also the gel is all scratched on one side.

Does anyone know if there is a non-marking rubber ring that could be put around the bimini pole to stop the rubbing?

There is also this that could be screwed to the boat, but I would like something more aesthetically pleasing

Sodar
04-16-2012, 06:12 PM
Paul, just grab some 1/2" pipe insulation and put it around the bimini frame where it is rubbing on the boat. You can see where I used it...

pram
04-16-2012, 06:20 PM
that is a good idea, I hadn't thought of that

Ever seen anything permanent?

mtajpa
04-17-2012, 12:13 AM
I have what you need but I'm not sure where to get it or what it is called. It just snaps on to the frame and keeps about a 1/4 of an inch clearance between the gel and frame. You just slid it where you want it and it stays there. I'll check with the guy that made my bimini to see where he gets them tomorrow.

pram
04-17-2012, 12:21 AM
that is the ticket, thanks a lot

I take it that it doesn't mark the gel

mtajpa
04-17-2012, 12:40 AM
Not at all, trailered from Vegas to Missouri last summer no marks at all.

mtajpa
04-17-2012, 12:49 AM
Found out what they are called. They are actually Nylon top boat spacers used to keep the vinyl windows from rubbing on the frame. Check this sight out below.

http://www.rochfordsupply.com/shop/Boating_and_Marine/Boat_Hardware/White_Nylon_Window_Spacer/index.html

mtajpa
04-17-2012, 12:50 AM
Found out what they are called. They are actually Nylon top boat spacers used to keep the vinyl windows from rubbing on the frame. Check this sight out below.

http://www.rochfordsupply.com/shop/Boating_and_Marine/Boat_Hardware/White_Nylon_Window_Spacer/index.html

Heres another site.

http://www.perfectfit.com/15312/156045/Nylon-Boat-Top-Fittings/Window-From-Tubing-Spacer.html

pram
04-17-2012, 01:39 AM
that is exactly what I need

now to find one here lol

many thanks