Originally Posted by Red Roar
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.