Go Back   TeamTalk > Maintenance Tips, How-tos and Refurbishing Topics > Towers

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-11-2016, 03:59 PM
Whalenjf's Avatar
Whalenjf Whalenjf is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Boat: 1994 Mastercraft 225 VRS LT1
Location: Southeast - Richmond VA
Posts: 284
Krypt vs. Indy Tower Bimini

Hi Guys,

I am in the market for a tower bimini and I am looking at both the "Krypt Flat Cargo Wakeboard Tower Boat Bimini Top" and the "Indy Wakeboard Tower Bimini." Essentially they look like identical to me and I'm not really sure if there actually is a difference. The only difference I can find is that the Indy states that it uses Sunbrella material in the installation instructions, but I cannot find the instructions for the Krypt it just says "uses 1200 Denier Heavy Duty Canvas."

Does anybody have any experience with either of these? I found this thread on the Krypt:
http://www.mastercraft.com/teamtalk/...ad.php?t=66597

Krypt:
http://www.bulletlines.com/wakeboard...mini-p/262.htm

Indy:
http://www.indywakeboardtowers.com/w...er-bimini-top/

***Also, does anybody know of any forum discounts for either? Price may end up being the deciding factor. Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-13-2016, 01:41 PM
Whalenjf's Avatar
Whalenjf Whalenjf is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Boat: 1994 Mastercraft 225 VRS LT1
Location: Southeast - Richmond VA
Posts: 284
Follow up...

Well, I just got off the phone with Ken at Bullet Lines and he informed me that they do indeed make the bimini for Indy, so they are the same thing... material may be slightly different. I sent a couple pictures and dimensions to Ken to verify fitment on my tower, but as soon as I hear back I will have one on order. Ken was very nice to talk to and answered all of my questions honestly.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-13-2016, 01:44 PM
_fng_'s Avatar
_fng_ _fng_ is offline
MC Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Boat: Prostar 205
Location: Texas
Posts: 599
I have the krypt bimini and it has been well worth the $400 I spent 3 years ago. Good size, no issue with longevity (thus far) and no rattle on the tower.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-14-2016, 02:40 AM
SmithX30 SmithX30 is offline
TT Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Boat: Mastercraft X30
Location: Southeast
Posts: 57
I am also trying to research a bimini top. I have a 2002 X30 with a zero flex tower. I have looked at the new dimension and I'm not real comfortable with the split look. Also,when it's folded up the rear section hits at the tower speakers and also will cover up a light bar. I talked to towerbimini.com and they have one that installs under the tower but when it's folded up it will cover the tower speakers and it's over twice as much as the ones your looking at. I need one that can fold up so I can lay the tower down for storage. Let me know how yours goes and if you come across any others that you were researching, I would appreciate any guidance to other options.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-14-2016, 11:08 AM
Whalenjf's Avatar
Whalenjf Whalenjf is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Boat: 1994 Mastercraft 225 VRS LT1
Location: Southeast - Richmond VA
Posts: 284
Quote:
Originally Posted by _fng_ View Post
I have the krypt bimini and it has been well worth the $400 I spent 3 years ago. Good size, no issue with longevity (thus far) and no rattle on the tower.
Thanks for reassuring me! It looks like a nice piece. I was planning to make my own, but I could barely buy all the materials for what this one costs. Do you have the storage racks too? I have a feeling I will end up with those eventually since surfboards don't fit in my boardracks.

Quote:
Originally Posted by SmithX30 View Post
I am also trying to research a bimini top. I have a 2002 X30 with a zero flex tower. I have looked at the new dimension and I'm not real comfortable with the split look. Also,when it's folded up the rear section hits at the tower speakers and also will cover up a light bar. I talked to towerbimini.com and they have one that installs under the tower but when it's folded up it will cover the tower speakers and it's over twice as much as the ones your looking at. I need one that can fold up so I can lay the tower down for storage. Let me know how yours goes and if you come across any others that you were researching, I would appreciate any guidance to other options.
I thought about the folding style too since it would be nice to have that option to fold it up, but I think the option to add the storage racks down the road will be very nice to get surfboards off the floor and seats of the boat. If you look at the thread I linked in the original post there is a picture of a tower folded with the flat bimini still 1/2 installed.

Krypt makes 2 other styles which are folding. you could check them out too...
Folding under tower:
http://www.bulletlines.com/wakeboard...-top-p/261.htm
Folding over tower:
http://www.bulletlines.com/folding-o...mini-p/264.htm


I just placed my order, so I will be sure to come back in a couple weeks and update this thread with pictures and my impressions of the bimini once I get it installed.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-14-2016, 11:33 AM
Eric2010MCX2's Avatar
Eric2010MCX2 Eric2010MCX2 is offline
MC Devotee
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Boat: 2016 X20,(2010 X2, MCX- Sold)
Location: Southeast
Posts: 1,171
Definitely like the over for the additional head clearance. Looks very similar to the mc factory one on the zft3's
__________________
2016 X20
2010 X2, MCX-sold
2011 Sierra 2500HD SLT CC SB 4x4, duramax/allison
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-14-2016, 12:36 PM
_fng_'s Avatar
_fng_ _fng_ is offline
MC Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Boat: Prostar 205
Location: Texas
Posts: 599
I don't have the storage racks (don't surf) but I can fold my tower without taking off the entire bimini, I just take off the back two brackets and laying it down.
Attached Images
 
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-26-2016, 12:16 PM
Whalenjf's Avatar
Whalenjf Whalenjf is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Boat: 1994 Mastercraft 225 VRS LT1
Location: Southeast - Richmond VA
Posts: 284
I wanted to provide a follow up for anybody who might search this later down the road... Got the bimini installed and so far I am very happy with it. Definitely a solid piece, that fits very well and will provide a ton of shade. Hopefully I will get to test it out on the lake here soon!
Attached Images
   
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-26-2016, 12:29 PM
fstaslp fstaslp is online now
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Boat: 1999 Mastercraft Maristar 230VRS
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 495
Thanks for the pictures, I will be ordering one soon and these help tremendously. Also, your boat looks great, looks like you have put lots of time into updating it.
__________________
1999 Maristar 230 VRS
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-26-2016, 12:37 PM
Whalenjf's Avatar
Whalenjf Whalenjf is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Boat: 1994 Mastercraft 225 VRS LT1
Location: Southeast - Richmond VA
Posts: 284
Quote:
Originally Posted by fstaslp View Post
Thanks for the pictures, I will be ordering one soon and these help tremendously. Also, your boat looks great, looks like you have put lots of time into updating it.
Thanks for the kind words! Just so you know, Krypt, Indy, and Reborn are all the same bimini. I ordered from Krypt but it came packaged in a Reborn box haha.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
bimini, indy, krypt

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:33 AM.


2018