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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #31  
Old 12-15-2012, 09:27 PM
skijwr's Avatar
skijwr skijwr is online now
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Boat: current 02 X7 / 197, past 98 PS 190
Location: Chatt, rather be at Norris Lake
Posts: 277
This is an awesome project. I too enjoy working with metal.
Thanks for posting all of the photos. This bimini looks sharp. Keep the updates coming.

About a year ago when I was bimini shopping, I was disgusted with the $800 to $1200 + pricing for a MC bimini, and shopped online for months. Finally found a used MC bimini that fit a larger boat, and had to do some modification to the stainless tubing, and also did some tube bending myself. I now get some shade in the summer. very happy with mine.
__________________
-
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 12-15-2012, 09:28 PM
CumberlandXstar CumberlandXstar is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Boat: Mastercraft X-Star 2004 MCX
Location: Midwest
Posts: 139
I have not gotten that far on the canvas. I am going to research it a little more and I will post up how I am going to make it.
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 12-15-2012, 09:32 PM
skijwr's Avatar
skijwr skijwr is online now
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Boat: current 02 X7 / 197, past 98 PS 190
Location: Chatt, rather be at Norris Lake
Posts: 277
by the way, one of the options I was considering when I was shopping for a bimini was one from Apex Canvas. They were the supplier to MC for several years.
If you are still looking for other quotes, you might consider them for the canvas. They are in TN near the MC plant.

http://www.apexcanvas.com/
__________________
-
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 12-16-2012, 04:25 PM
CumberlandXstar CumberlandXstar is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Boat: Mastercraft X-Star 2004 MCX
Location: Midwest
Posts: 139
My plan is to do it myself. I found the canvas to use and I my sister is really into sewing. I am going to sew up a template and see how hard it is. If I feel like its too much I will take it to a canvas shop have them see it up.
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 12-17-2012, 09:09 AM
CumberlandXstar CumberlandXstar is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Boat: Mastercraft X-Star 2004 MCX
Location: Midwest
Posts: 139
Using tube clamps to connect the bimini to the tower. Here are the pieces that will bolt to the clamp.







Here is how they will fit together.

Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 12-17-2012, 05:57 PM
CumberlandXstar CumberlandXstar is offline
TT Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Boat: Mastercraft X-Star 2004 MCX
Location: Midwest
Posts: 139
Got the back tower clamps on and set it on so that I can measure for the front struts.

Here are the clamps








Here is where the front strut needs to go and the structure will be ready for finish welding.
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 12-17-2012, 07:09 PM
MC25's Avatar
MC25 MC25 is offline
MC Platinum
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Boat: 2011 X25, 85 S&S
Location: Fort Worth
Posts: 9,267
That is SLICK!!
__________________
-Aric

2011 X25-Wetsounds galore, GoSurfAssist equipped!
1985 S&S
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 12-17-2012, 07:21 PM
snork snork is offline
MC Maniac
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Boat: 07 xstar
Location: south
Posts: 2,520
coming together nicely
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 12-18-2012, 12:49 AM
VP46's Avatar
VP46 VP46 is offline
MC Devotee
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Boat: Mastercraft, x-star, 2002
Location: West coast
Posts: 1,217
That is exactly how it should look - really nice!
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 12-18-2012, 01:25 AM
sand2snow22's Avatar
sand2snow22 sand2snow22 is online now
MC Maniac
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Boat: Ri237
Location: p-town
Posts: 3,930
Very nice!
Reply With Quote
Reply

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 12:03 AM.