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Old 09-03-2014, 06:38 PM
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Prior to tower I my bimini had hard poles in the rear and I simply unhooked the front straps fold it back put the cover on it and off I went. Traveled that way for over 15 years without an issue.
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Old 09-03-2014, 06:39 PM
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Our bimini on the 190 folds forward in front of the windshield and gets stuffed with the straps in the zippered bag. We use one bungee on each side which goes around the bag and then is attached to the trailer. The 4 plastic mounts that are close to the gel coat when the bimini is folded down...we wrap them in a thin strip of an old towel and tied...alot of traveling this summer and no scratched and no issues thus far.
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Old 09-03-2014, 06:44 PM
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Great info! Thanks everyone

It seems as though most people on here lay it forward vs. back on the engine compartment. That being said; are their any advantages of doing this, or is it personal preference?
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Old 09-03-2014, 06:56 PM
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sheperd - I merely am being lazy. Like yours, mine is 2 thumbscrews and 4 clips. And I use a pole extension. Why do you ask?
I gotcha. I'm lazy too, but am wondering if wrapping it in towels, and/or bungying/strapping it down is much less trouble than simply unscrewing it, unclipping it, and laying it on the floor. Also, I usually had someone else (wife/driver) help me which made it a lot easier installing and removing it.

I only asked because I thought that if you had a tower or something, that may complicated the bimini situation.
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Old 09-03-2014, 06:56 PM
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mzimme & tkemperdc - Do you travel with it laying towards the bow or the rear of the boat?

sheperd - I merely am being lazy. Like yours, mine is 2 thumbscrews and 4 clips. And I use a pole extension. Why do you ask?
Ohhh I see you have a prostar, mine is an X-Star, so it pretty much lays on the tower with the boot wrapped around it.

I would say my advice if I was to have a prostar would be to take it off, personally.
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Old 09-03-2014, 06:57 PM
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My 87 and your 89 are similar . I lay mine zipped up on the motor cover . I usually tie my back rope on the back eye of the of the boat . Then I loop it around the bimini once and then through the boat handle and then I tie to the ski pole . Doesn't move .
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Old 09-03-2014, 09:24 PM
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For long tows I would take it down and lay it in the boat or truck, not worth the risk. I paid to much for mine
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Old 09-04-2014, 04:51 AM
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08 x7 with mini tower, I travel to our local lakes at highway speeds with it in its extended position and have never had a problem. I fold it back against the tower and put it in its bag for long trips.


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