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skiknox
04-05-2013, 09:22 PM
Got the idea from the new centurion carbon pro Bimini but no straps supports on windshield turned out nice

Table Rocker
04-05-2013, 09:25 PM
That looks fantastic!

Rockman
04-05-2013, 10:43 PM
I want one!

Table Rocker
04-05-2013, 10:45 PM
I want one!
Me too.

skiknox
04-05-2013, 11:06 PM
Thanks guys, wanted something sleek and low profile and think we got it. Spent a lot of time searching for tops and saw the centurion top and said that was it.

MASTIQUE
04-06-2013, 10:28 AM
Love it!!!

Rockman
04-06-2013, 10:44 AM
Is it a customer job or ??? I am planning on buying a bimini for the 190 in the next couple weeks and this would be a better way to go for me.

GoneBoatN
04-06-2013, 10:44 AM
Nice not to have straps nor those rear support poles. Great job!

orbeamlb
04-06-2013, 10:55 AM
Got the idea from the new centurion carbon pro Bimini but no straps supports on windshield turned out nice

Do the horizontal rods along the sides of the top slide down or disconnect for folding the bimini down? My bimini connects to the windshield at the front and uses straps at the rear. Wondering if I can do something similar to yours.

Mike

thatsmrmastercraft
04-06-2013, 10:58 AM
That looks great. Do you have a pic from the side or any different angles?

skiknox
04-06-2013, 11:55 AM
It's all stainless steel ball joint hardware very easy to take down. It will fully remove and only have the small mounting points in the windshield and the back. Or you can disconnect from windshield and fold back.

thatsmrmastercraft
04-06-2013, 12:13 PM
Absolutely fantastic work, though we have come to expect nothing less from Jim at Viper. I was really resisting adding a bimini to my '77, but now I have yet one more thing to add to the never-ending To Do List. I'm sure there will be a way to adapt that attachment method to other style windshields.

psychobilly
04-06-2013, 03:25 PM
Man I would like to get one made like that for my boat!

JohnE
04-06-2013, 05:34 PM
That really looks fantastic!

thatsmrmastercraft
04-06-2013, 07:30 PM
It's all stainless steel ball joint hardware very easy to take down. It will fully remove and only have the small mounting points in the windshield and the back. Or you can disconnect from windshield and fold back.http://mastercraft.com/teamtalk/attachment.php?attachmentid=92438&stc=1&d=1365260082

Could you show a close-up of how the forward support mounts to the windshield? What a huge improvement in looks. I am really impressed with the innovation.

skiknox
04-06-2013, 09:14 PM
I will take some more pics soon. MAN just when you think you have a perfect install.....I find gelcoat chip and a crack where they didn't drill pilot holes for the mounts. Not happy at the moment.

thatsmrmastercraft
04-07-2013, 01:30 AM
I will take some more pics soon. MAN just when you think you have a perfect install.....I find gelcoat chip and a crack where they didn't drill pilot holes for the mounts. Not happy at the moment.

http://www.7thgenhonda.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_rolleyes.gif

TNH2oSkier
04-08-2013, 01:09 PM
I was visiting with Jim the other day and saw your bimini, nice looking job. I noticed the Radar sticker on your boat also, If you'r ever in need of another skier pm me for my contact info, Im always looking for new ski friends.

skiknox
04-08-2013, 05:00 PM
Called and talked to Jim today and told him about the cracks he will take care of it and stood behind it. Which I new he would.

zsqure
04-08-2013, 09:20 PM
Very nice, looks clean without the straps.

BrianM
04-08-2013, 11:42 PM
Looks great but why not move the rear mount just slightly farther forward to windshield and completely eliminate hardware from the deck? Looks like its just a few inches.

psychobilly
04-09-2013, 06:29 AM
Looks great but why not move the rear mount just slightly farther forward to windshield and completely eliminate hardware from the deck? Looks like its just a few inches.


I see where you are coming from as mine is mounted totally on the windshield. I don't care for this as my windshield takes a beating with it attached totally to the windshield.

I'm actually thinking of calling this feller and giving him measurments on ours to build one like this. I reckon my windshield will love me for it.

cptskier15
04-09-2013, 12:55 PM
Close up pic of the front connection to windshield :) Also about to get bimini made

skiknox
04-09-2013, 09:57 PM
Here is the front windshield mount

skiknox
04-09-2013, 09:58 PM
And rear mount

thatsmrmastercraft
04-10-2013, 10:09 AM
Viper turns a bimini into a work of art. :toast:

milkmania
04-10-2013, 12:48 PM
you could nickname and market that setup as SwitchBlade by Viper :twocents:

milkmania
04-10-2013, 01:24 PM
different fonts

SkiDaddy
04-10-2013, 09:50 PM
Subscribed. I'll be following this one closely. Looking for a bimini for my '93 190 this summer. I wasn't too hip on all the straps - something like this would be sweet.

skiknox
04-10-2013, 09:57 PM
I was so on the fence on a Bimini too for a long time until I saw the centurion carbon pro top and that was my inspiration for the design of this. We have a 11 month old boy so had to do something for shade.

milkmania
04-10-2013, 10:41 PM
I was so on the fence on a Bimini too for a long time until I saw the centurion carbon pro top and that was my inspiration for the design of this. We have a 11 month old boy so had to do something for shade.
he'll be fine.... just dunk him in the water every once in a while....
might have to do it when momma ain't lookin'http://deephousepage.com/smilies/rofl5.gif

cptskier15
04-11-2013, 01:31 PM
How do the mounts hold Bimini down? Is it a clamp or slide in and clip? Looks like a fun project

skiknox
04-27-2013, 04:05 PM
There is a ball on the ends of poles and the ball fits into the mounts and you turn a notched pin on the mount that locks in place