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Old 05-08-2015, 11:43 AM   #1
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fast boat bimini

anyone know of a good firm that could do one that would suit a power boat.
i have seen some stuff that looks real flimsy when folded let alone when up.
i am talking in the 60 knot region so the frame needs to be really good and i would prefer to have a firm with some experience at this, not just makes biminis for pleasure boats
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Old 05-08-2015, 11:08 PM   #2
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No chance ! that would have to be a ridged frame 4 post T- Top or it will become a foldaway hang glider wing until the point when it detaches.
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Old 06-08-2015, 06:35 AM   #3
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hi Ian, in poole this week i saw a bimini on a couple of boats that stayed up but folded back on the frame, then when they went to go under the bridge they dropped it to the rear deck then put it back up after. it looked a better idea. all mine can do is be up and anything more than 6 knits its a kite, or be flat and it then becomes a bit in the way.
mine is also not ridged so you have to lift it up then get four corner bungees deployed. not ideal. was looking for a better solution
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Old 06-08-2015, 07:46 AM   #4
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hi Ian, in poole this week i saw a bimini on a couple of boats that stayed up but folded back on the frame, then when they went to go under the bridge they dropped it to the rear deck then put it back up after. it looked a better idea. all mine can do is be up and anything more than 6 knits its a kite, or be flat and it then becomes a bit in the way.
mine is also not ridged so you have to lift it up then get four corner bungees deployed. not ideal. was looking for a better solution
Hi, I have rented a number of boats in the states with folding tops which flap about at about 40mph. After that the boats capable of around 50/60 Knots all use fixed T-Tops with a very very rigid frame.
I can understand a boat capable of 60 knots having a folding hood as long as it is lowered for serious speeds.

I may have a number for you later today which could be useful.

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Old 06-08-2015, 08:04 AM   #5
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Hi, I have rented a number of boats in the states with folding tops which flap about at about 40mph. After that the boats capable of around 50/60 Knots all use fixed T-Tops with a very very rigid frame.
I can understand a boat capable of 60 knots having a folding hood as long as it is lowered for serious speeds.

I may have a number for you later today which could be useful.

Ian Toll
That number is 07702 871610 Creative Upholstery Steve or Rob. Very good Guys. They have carried out all the work on my Magnum.
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Old 06-08-2015, 03:14 PM   #6
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ok thats fantastic thanks.
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