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Old 10-28-2010, 08:47 AM
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I mounted a 67 inch wide bimini inside of the windshield on my 97 205. I can drop the bimini without droping the tower or drop the tower without droping the bimini. It gives alot more coverage than the one Monster sells. Here in south Florida it ia a must have.
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Old 10-28-2010, 12:43 PM
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Height at back to bimini is 59" from deck. This is 9" higher, than the old bimini, that came on the boat. The front mounting fixtures are 66", center to center. It will tilt all the way down. ON Monster tower, this would be more critical. I didn't want to go any higher, which would be more of an issue with vdrives. It is solidly mounted. So... when the wife hits her head, she feels it, were the old style bimini has more give.


The bimini is actually made by, GreatLakes Canvas. Canvas is very high quality. I measured, alot before ordering. Questions?
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Old 10-28-2010, 02:35 PM
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Height at back to bimini is 59" from deck. This is 9" higher, than the old bimini, that came on the boat. The front mounting fixtures are 66", center to center. It will tilt all the way down. ON Monster tower, this would be more critical. I didn't want to go any higher, which would be more of an issue with vdrives. It is solidly mounted. So... when the wife hits her head, she feels it, were the old style bimini has more give.


The bimini is actually made by, GreatLakes Canvas. Canvas is very high quality. I measured, alot before ordering. Questions?
Nice set up and nice look. However, with that tower (not the MT) you are able to get more clear space that allows the bimini to be wider. The MT posts slope in as they go up.
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Old 10-28-2010, 05:25 PM
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Nice set up and nice look. However, with that tower (not the MT) you are able to get more clear space that allows the bimini to be wider. The MT posts slope in as they go up.
Agreed on the difference, with the MT tower. Distance between the front post(mine) 59 inches off the floor, inside dimension is, 64".

That's why, I recommend making a mock-up. Two piece of scrape pvc and cardboard, and duct tape. The swing down is nice, but I didn't buy for that reason.(Yes, mine swings down to the motor box.) Mounting and dismounting bimini, was critical, for me, for traveling.

In my case, spot on. I can go from stored back of boat, to mounted on tower, less than 30 seconds. Takes longer, if the wife helps.

One thing to consider, with the install. In locating the bimini, I wanted maximun sun coverage for the driver. Usually, moi or my wife. So the front of the bimini frame is right over, the windshield. That can be a problem, so measure, measure, measure.

I wanted good access to tower pylon, and didn't want bimini to interfer with the rope.

I do like the length of the bimini 65" Allows good coverage, and decent access to the tower pylon.

After all of this and measuring the final product, the 48" width would not have the coverage.

I'd give up, the swing down utility, for the wider 60" BUT would not mount it below 59"

All of this applies, to my boat. Your mileage, may very.I need to clean my warehouse!
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Old 10-28-2010, 07:43 PM
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I layout warehouses for a living. Let me know if you need help with that.
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Old 10-28-2010, 08:02 PM
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Nice tower etduc looks familiar
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Old 10-29-2010, 08:42 AM
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How many heating/cooling systems, would like to buy?
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Old 10-29-2010, 09:28 AM
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Thread jack!!

I also know a guy in the HVAC business but he doesn't make it to Texas. Residential or Commercial heating/cooling systems?
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Old 10-29-2010, 09:48 AM
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I also know a guy in the HVAC business but he doesn't make it to Texas. Residential or Commercial heating/cooling systems?
Both. Lennox, American Standard, ClimateMaster
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