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Old 12-15-2012, 09:27 PM
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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.
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:28 PM
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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.
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:32 PM
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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/
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:25 PM
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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.
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:09 AM
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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.

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Old 12-17-2012, 05:57 PM
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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.
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:09 PM
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That is SLICK!!
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:21 PM
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coming together nicely
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:49 AM
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That is exactly how it should look - really nice!
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:25 AM
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Very nice!
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