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Old 05-30-2018, 10:49 PM
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Bought a Bimini

So after my kids and wife got sunburnt last weekend while out all day at a "travel lake", my cheap a$$ finally broke down and bought a Bimini for the 205V. I went with an 8' long x 75" wide x 42" high Sunbrella. I have been commiserating over it for about 2 months since Overton's sent me the catalog. The price in the book is $519. I went to their website and they had an online sale for $469 for the size I wanted. Then I put in the promo code "Memorial" (good through May 31st) and got another 20% off!!! I opted for next day shipping for $30 so I'll have it this weekend. All in with tax and freight - $439.00!!!
I'll give a product review and pics when it arrives.
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Old 06-01-2018, 08:03 PM
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Got my bimini today from FedEx.... well I got A bimini today.
Overton's got me the 8' long x 76"wide x 42" high 4-bow frame today. But packaged with it was a 6' x 76" x 36" 3-bow Cadet Grey canvas; I ordered Jet Black. By the time I got home and got through to customer service, their shipping had closed down for the day. So to make it up, they cave me a $40 customer satisfaction credit, credited my expedited freight charge of $30, and will have the correct canvas to me on Tuesday. So all in now, my cost will be right about $370.

Just for the conversation, I tried to modify the parts and install the 6' three bow top. It was really tall and looked really goofy. The fabrication on the brackets was a little skewed, but that may be intentional. I won't know until I get the correct top.
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Old 06-01-2018, 08:18 PM
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Got my bimini today from FedEx.... well I got A bimini today.
Overton's got me the 8' long x 76"wide x 42" high 4-bow frame today. But packaged with it was a 6' x 76" x 36" 3-bow Cadet Grey canvas; I ordered Jet Black. By the time I got home and got through to customer service, their shipping had closed down for the day. So to make it up, they cave me a $40 customer satisfaction credit, credited my expedited freight charge of $30, and will have the correct canvas to me on Tuesday. So all in now, my cost will be right about $370.

Just for the conversation, I tried to modify the parts and install the 6' three bow top. It was really tall and looked really goofy. The fabrication on the brackets was a little skewed, but that may be intentional. I won't know until I get the correct top.
Another guy on here (thread somewhere) did a mod on his bimini to cut it down shorter, etc. He did a pretty good job all in all. A parts list, etc....

Great that you have the bimini on the list of things to do. I am in need of doing this myself.

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Old 06-02-2018, 11:42 AM
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I ordered a Bimini from http://towerbiminis.com for my 2001 205V back in 2009.

It still is in great condition. It was more expensive $915 back in the day but it fits on my tower perfect!


Sorry I don't have a photo of it up. But I have plenty of it stored since I live in Seattle
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Old 06-08-2018, 08:40 PM
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So here it is. Longer story about dlivery and sitting on hold for 20 minutes with customer service... But it's on.
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Old 06-08-2018, 08:41 PM
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What do y'all think? Too tall? Should I mount it to the gunwales instead of the existing windshield mounts?
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Old 06-08-2018, 08:42 PM
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Also, it ripped the strap mount out of the rear starboard side fiberglass. I'll show a pic of that damage. It will have everyone shaking their heads.
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Old 06-08-2018, 09:44 PM
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I say yes. Way too high. Nice and long though.
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Old 06-09-2018, 02:58 PM
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So I assume the previous owner installed the mounts and brackets for a Bimini top (which didn't come with the boat when I bought it). I attached the new top to the existing mounts and this happened...
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Old 06-09-2018, 03:00 PM
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The holes were drilled plenty deep, but who uses a screw that is only a 1/2" long!?!? It barely grabbed into the gel coat.
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