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Old 02-16-2014, 09:02 PM
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moving bimini on tower

I recently bought a 2002 X star. I was wondering if anyone has moved their bimini top up higher on the tower. What parts do I need?

Also I am curious what size is the tubing on this tower? I need to get a tower mirror and I am wondering what size it is, my boat is stored in away from my house.

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Old 02-16-2014, 10:05 PM
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Just curious to your post. Do you currently have a bimini on your tower but want to move it higher, or do you have one mounted on the windshield (was an option for certain years) and want to mount it on the tower, or are you either going to buy one or already bought a bimini and are looking for tower placement ideas? I may be able to help John
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Old 02-16-2014, 10:07 PM
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BTW, my mirror was factory mounted (I think), on the windshield just to the left of the walkway....position is weird, but the visibility is great and very accessible to the driver while underway
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Old 02-16-2014, 10:16 PM
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My boat has a bimini it is screwed to a mounting bracket on the bottom of the tower. The rear support leg brackets are on the boat. Not sure if this was a factory option or standard? It was on the boat when I bought it. I was wondering if I could get some brackets that clamp around the tower and move it a little higher. It is a nice bimini, I just need to duck down to get underneath.

Good feedback on the mirror. I have the same set up, it mounts to the center of the window, maybe I will give it a try before I look to the tower option.
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Old 02-17-2014, 01:22 AM
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This maybe just what you need: http://diywake.com/store/bimini-clamp
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Old 02-17-2014, 02:09 AM
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Most aftermarket tower mirrors come with a variety of rubber inserts for the clamp so you can fit it to various diameters of tubing.
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Old 02-17-2014, 08:14 AM
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This maybe just what you need: http://diywake.com/store/bimini-clamp
Thanks for the link. What diameter is the tubing on a 2002?
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Old 02-17-2014, 01:03 PM
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Hey John,

I recently bought a bimini from a fellow teamtalk member. It was a factory option for our boat year/model. It is tower mounted and is actually pretty high on the tower, leaving enough room for tower speakers. I am 6', and can walk under it with just a slight bend of the knees. In your picture, it looks like you have some large speakers up there. The previous owner went with an over-the-tower bimini to give him total clearance; not sure how that turned out. You may be able find one of these around for sale. He was cool enough to provide the following pictures, including measurements of the placement on the tower for when I installed mine. The only other options are factory mounted windshield biminis and of course a plethora of aftermarket biminis. Let me know if you have any questions.
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Old 02-17-2014, 09:45 PM
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Thanks Tristar, that is exactly what I need to do. Good looking set up!
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Old 02-18-2014, 01:30 PM
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New dimesion makes over the tower biminis, but I think they are around $800. They are nice, but the lower ones give you a lot more shade in the boat. http://www.newdimensiontowers.com/bimini.html

The new dimesion towers use 1 7/8" diameter tubing.
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