Bimini Suggestions

Discussion in 'Boats, Motors, Trailers and Towing Rigs Forum' started by Damien, Sep 8, 2017.

  1. Damien

    Damien Active Member

    Posting for a friend. He's looking into either taking this whole thing off, or closing in the gap between with the windshield and the leading edge of the bimini and possibly adding sides.

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    Do you guys think it's best to start fresh or try to add 'panels'? Suggestions are appreciated. Not only what to possibly do, but a referral to a local to the lowermainland Top-Guy would be awesome.
     
  2. ericl

    ericl Active Member

    I think it comes down to appearances. The current bimini is a bit too far back to look like the majority of installs. Many boat canvas installers are fairly artistic.
     
  3. Damien

    Damien Active Member

    Yeah, i'm thinking his best bet is to get a panel made to close in (either clear, canvas or a combination) just the portion from the top of the windshield to the leading edge of the bimini. Keeping rain and wind from coming in over the windshield shooting into that gap.
     
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2017
  4. scott craven

    scott craven Well-Known Member

    I would ditch the bimini for a conventional top with side curtains.
    Keeps the sun and the rain off your head.
    They can reuse his existing tubing.
    I just had one done for $650.00
     
  5. Damien

    Damien Active Member

    Good idea to explore. Who did the work for you?
     
  6. scott craven

    scott craven Well-Known Member

    I'm in Victoria, a fellow from Sidney did the job for me.
     
  7. Damien

    Damien Active Member

    Anyone have a guy local to the Fraser Valley by chance?
     
  8. bones

    bones Well-Known Member

    rams boat tops maple ridge
     
  9. BCRingo

    BCRingo Active Member

    Brenda does a good job. Her outfit is inside the Reeds Point Marina at the west end of the parking lot.

    Phone: 604-939-4134

    Email: customboattops@telus.net
     
  10. Damien

    Damien Active Member

    Thanks Chaps.
     
  11. 1marko

    1marko Active Member

    i enclosed mine with lexan.....

    works great. hinged a centre flap
    with a couple of conduit stiff arms
    sides and frontwards.
     
  12. Corey_lax

    Corey_lax Active Member

    Got any pictures of that???
     
  13. 1marko

    1marko Active Member

    i see if i can find some
     
  14. Oh Sure

    Oh Sure Member

    Scott, do you have a number for the Sidney shop that does canvas sides and tops for boats?

    Thanks
     
  15. scott craven

    scott craven Well-Known Member

    P.M sent
     
  16. FishingHoweSound

    FishingHoweSound New Member

    Hey Scott, can I get that number too please?
     
  17. scott craven

    scott craven Well-Known Member

    He is in Sidney ?
     
  18. FishingHoweSound

    FishingHoweSound New Member

    Yeah, I know... I am trailering my 14' DE over to Tofino for a month in two weeks and have a buddy in Vic that I am seeing on the way over
     
  19. scott craven

    scott craven Well-Known Member

    Sent you a P.M.
     
  20. fishnwhenIcan

    fishnwhenIcan Well-Known Member

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