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jnb0y
06-23-2014, 05:05 PM
Hey gang, I've been looking for and making drawings of bimini tops and extensions since last season and finally came up with an idea I liked. Took it to a top builder in my region and this is what I got.

Of course, I can never upload an image to this forum so I have provided a link with some pictures. If you're thinking about more shade, this is worth a look.

https://flic.kr/s/aHsjZ7k81c

bergermaister
06-23-2014, 07:31 PM
That is pretty slick! Very nicely done.

BTW - says sharing is restricted on your account. Maybe do some tweaking on your Flickr setup and then you can be a cool kid like the rest of us and use the BB Code for in-line images!

bergermaister
06-23-2014, 07:35 PM
You're welcome.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3909/14490495512_95fa5dd8c7_z.jpg

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3885/14488336371_184a399ff8_z.jpg

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5313/14305105679_7e4ef86271_z.jpg

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3867/14488336771_34647d3885_z.jpg

Yes, I hack code in my freetime...

bergermaister
06-23-2014, 07:37 PM
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5587/14468605606_067a23d85a_z.jpg

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5497/14305256847_ebd7449aff_z.jpg

jnb0y
06-23-2014, 08:13 PM
Hey, thanks for the assist there. Never occurred to me to use inline code.

Yea, I really wanted a top that was low to the boat to improve coverage but didn't want to give up access from a dock. We'll see how well this thing works in the real world of wind and waves.

motosno963
06-23-2014, 08:33 PM
I'm looking into making a bimini.if I can get someone to build the frame I'm going to get a buddy to do like a zip on or snap on cover for it.I wanna make something like a Z bimini right above my speakers and a little longer as well

jnb0y
06-23-2014, 08:53 PM
Is that the cargo rack bimini? I thought hard about one of those.

ninedriver
06-23-2014, 08:57 PM
That's trick. Is it a two piece top? Also, how does it fold up for storage?

jnb0y
06-24-2014, 01:18 AM
Yup, two pieces. The original top that covered the driver and spotter and the extension that covers the rest of the cockpit. They zip together. Here's a picture of it packed up and ready to hit the highway.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-jfHBB0oeg3c/U6j5MJNxQ3I/AAAAAAAAKxM/5WNIEe2FnVM/w1838-h1378-no/20140623_193505.jpg

If I want to take it all the way off I can pull some pins and the frame comes away too.

Packman
06-24-2014, 01:32 AM
You have a link to where I can get one? That's nice!

kaneboats
06-24-2014, 01:48 AM
Slick as can be. Now you need the wake jack rope extender thingy.

jnb0y
06-24-2014, 02:17 AM
No link, I took it to Pacific Canvas in Oceanside, CA. They don't have a lot of experience with wake boats, they do sail boats and fishing boats mostly. I walked them through the design and we did an inspection half way through the build to make sure it was going the right direction. I had to order the tower tube clamps myself and have them use them rather than drilling into the tower frame.

I think the top might be low enough to stay out of the rope. Will find out this weekend.