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Old 08-12-2014, 10:07 PM
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Here's my boat with Bimini and fly hi! I had to make two holes. One for fly hi and the second hole for the cable going to the bow. I had zippers installed as well! (Sorry about pic)
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Old 08-12-2014, 10:19 PM
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Had an upholstery shop install a zipper in my Bimini for the cables to pass through, cost about $100 but they did a nice job with a heavy duty zipper. The Fly High sits about an inch behind the Bimini (the pylon appears to be a little farther back in the outboard boats).
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Old 08-12-2014, 11:01 PM
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Thank you PT 1999 PROSTAR and ORBEAMLB for your photos and descriptions! I was concerned about the support cable hitting the bimini and neglected to think that it could go through it, instead of over it.

I am seeing all this good stuff about the extension poles (thank you); prior to purchasing one, is there anything negative I should know about them?
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Old 08-12-2014, 11:19 PM
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Thank you PT 1999 PROSTAR and ORBEAMLB for your photos and descriptions! I was concerned about the support cable hitting the bimini and neglected to think that it could go through it, instead of over it.

I am seeing all this good stuff about the extension poles (thank you); prior to purchasing one, is there anything negative I should know about them?
Welcome to Team Talk. Can't think of any negatives for me. They are easy to put up and take down and easy to store (keep mine in a BFI Boom Bag with my Barefoot Boom when not in use). Having the cable to the bow harness tight is key. Mine is tight enough that it requires someone to push it a little forward to hook the cable to the harness. The Fly High does require a 3" clamp to mount a board rack if you would want one. Mine is a Krypt by Bullet Lines and works well for me. I found both Fly High (Barefoot International) and Bullett Lines to have great customer service. Mike Seipel himself has called to help me on both of my BFI purchases.
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Old 08-13-2014, 10:08 AM
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That's it. Thanks Rockman.

Is your pylon going through your bimini? Yes, with a zipper that came with sewn in already.

If so, do you like or dislike that style at all? Love it as we have the top up so no one gets fried from being out all day in the sun.

What kind of pressure does the cable to the bow put on the bimini? Not much...use the fly high on the 190 and the BF200...with 3 long line footers, never had a problem. Super easy to put up and take down.

Any other info/recomendations/concerns you have? I like the bimini top we bought from GO2Marine.com...$385. Take your time when doing the install...trust me. Do not wait to get one. You can always fold it down when not in use. Get it!!!

Thank you again for your help!!!
See above...PM me with any questions or help you may need.
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Old 01-15-2016, 06:24 PM
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I know this is an old thread, but I'm hoping one of you will know the answer to my question. I'm looking at adding a bimini to my Tri-star and will need a zipper sewn in for my extended pylon to go through. I was looking at getting a Westland bimini because they seem to be pretty affordable and I can get one that has double stripes on it. Unfortunately if I want the stripes I have to get it in the Sharkskin Plus material. Does anyone know how well that will hold up if a I have a zipper sewn in? Or should I just suck it up and go with a solid colored Sunbrella?
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Old 01-15-2016, 06:39 PM
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Hey flyguy570, try Smitty's Indy Marine for the zipper! They put one in my bimini for $30 for the Fly High. I marked where I wanted it and it is about 10-12" long and zips from both sides.
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Old 01-15-2016, 06:41 PM
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Old 01-15-2016, 06:51 PM
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Homer12, I actually called them Smittys today and left a message, I also called Danny's as well and he wants 675 for a custom bimini.
What material is your bimini top made from? Also what are the dimensions of yours (height, length and width)
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Old 01-16-2016, 01:07 PM
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I'll have to dig up my info on it. It was a "generic" fit if you will. Didn't have it custom made anywhere. I like having the solid back supports on it so we can fold it up but have it ready if we want. I would like it a little tighter though. If you take you time installing them you can really cut tubes and lay it out with a second person to get just how you want it.
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