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Old 08-23-2012, 10:48 AM
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2006 X1 Bimini Top

Hello,
First time post and first time MC owner. Drank the koolaid and switched from Malibu. I have an 06 X1 with the zero flex tower and was hoping someone knew of a company that sold a solid bimini top which mounts to the tower. Also if you could also leave the dimensions you used and any pictures. I had the dealer quote and this is what i received:

Bimini 483743JB $759.99
Shipping $150
Tax $45.59
Labor $357
Total – $1312.58

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Old 08-23-2012, 12:38 PM
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Check with www.towerbiminis.com
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Old 08-23-2012, 02:07 PM
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^^ this x2.

Call them and ask for John. Really nice guy and I love my bimini. He will custom do anything and might even have dimensions for your boat from doing a previous one of the same style. I just ordered mine this Spring.
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:50 PM
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Thanks!

Is it cheaper than what i was being quoted? Does it use clamps or bolts to attach to the tower?
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Old 08-23-2012, 04:17 PM
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there is also bigairtowers.com has a bimini its a rigid frame but it comes in at more like 500.00. and they make great stuff, i have been buying from them since the pylon days is my 88 malibu.
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Old 08-23-2012, 04:21 PM
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Hey Rooster! I might be able to help you out. PM at you
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Old 08-23-2012, 04:42 PM
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+1 towerbiminis.com

They should be able to send you pics with one on your model boat. i've had one on my 03 X-2 since i bought it and it's been great.
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Old 08-23-2012, 05:10 PM
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+1 towerbiminis.com

They should be able to send you pics with one on your model boat. i've had one on my 03 X-2 since i bought it and it's been great.
Do you have any pics of yours? I have the factory windshield mounted bimini on mine, and it's just too low. I'm trying to decide between a new dimension over the tower bimini or one from towerbiminis.com.
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:25 PM
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Thanks!

Is it cheaper than what i was being quoted? Does it use clamps or bolts to attach to the tower?
It was cheaper than your quote by quite a bit and it uses clamps with easy release pins for folding it up. Some pics of mine:





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Old 08-27-2012, 02:17 PM
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I doubt towerbiminis.com could match the hook up to the MC mounts, but they will make you a awesome bimini that sets up and folds up almost as easily. Just have to mount 4 collars on the tower legs that the bimni supports pin into.
Cost will be in the $800 range, so about the same as the OE MC bimini, but you can choose your colors or patterns. (Well, it was $800 over 5yrs ago when I bought one)
The MC one does not seem out of line other than the 200% markup on shipping and wth is $357 for labor? Does your boat not have the sockets mounted to the tower? Even still, it's 4 brackets and 8 screws into the tower legs.
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