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Old 11-23-2014, 07:53 PM
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Bimini mount option for ProStar 190

Here is the way I mounted the bimini top on my 1992 Prostar 190. I chose this method of mounting the top because it allows the user to have the top in four differs positions.

1. The down position with the boot on. Also fits under the boat cover for storage.

2. The up position with the boot on. Easily trailered like this or used on the water to keep it up and out of the way.

3. Open position.

4. Forward position with the boot on. Out of the way to open engine cover or to allow unobstructed movement in the boat.

The bimini top frame needed to be cut down to get the dimensions I desired. The width is 70" and the height is 30". I used all Taylor Made stainless steel hardware throughout. The frame mount to the boat right behind the windshield frame with TM 90* Deck Hinge #11733. The frame bow uses TM External Eye Ends# 11729. The front strap mounts to the windshield frame with TM Eye Strap Loops #1125. The rear struts I made using 7/8" aluminum tube from West Marine. Both end of the struts use TM External Eye Ends #11729. They mount to the rear frame bow with TM Rail Mounts #11749. They are larger than the rail on the boat so I made two rubber shims to take up the gap.

Overall I'm very happy with the versatility and performance of this setup. Hope it will help others get their bimini tops up and keep the sun off.
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Old 11-23-2014, 07:56 PM
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Old 11-24-2014, 01:31 PM
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That looks really sleek on your S&S. Nice job
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Old 11-24-2014, 02:14 PM
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I like the way it looks on the boat too. By keeping it low like this I really like that it keeps the sun off me most of the day.
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Old 11-24-2014, 07:30 PM
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just added that to my favorites for a spring project . Thanks for posting it
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Old 12-02-2014, 11:32 AM
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just added that to my favorites for a spring project . Thanks for posting it
Andy,
I really like this design too. Check this out. No straps is the key.
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Old 12-02-2014, 01:12 PM
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Bimini install

Great work! I wonder if you could eliminate the front straps by installing a folding snap hinge between the front and rear bow? (like the new Prostar)
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Old 12-25-2014, 12:23 PM
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What kind of top is that on you Prostar? I love the look. I am trying to buy one for my 89 prostar 190.
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