View Full Version : New Bimini!

03-02-2015, 03:52 AM
I spoke with someone this weekend about extending off the back of my Bimini. They don't think it would help much because it is so high. They suggested making a new Bimini similar to this Malibu.

Would be black with a Brittany blue stripe in the middle.

The only thing that sucks is I loose a lot of head room & won't be able to stand straight up. Plus it would have to relocate my speakers (that aren't yet mounted).


03-02-2015, 04:58 AM
To each their own, but I personally think the Moomba one is nicer. Sounds like your sacrificing a lot for a little extra shade.

Less Head Room
Relocate Speakers
Troublesome to set up and take down

03-02-2015, 10:55 AM
Your at it he lake, you are supposed to be catching Rays!!!

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03-02-2015, 11:37 AM
Guess that depends on the angle of the sun.

If you're having it made - I'd still go over the tower. Keep your headroom and your speakers.

03-02-2015, 11:53 AM
Over the tower, headroom is too important. Personally I like the size of the stock bimini

03-03-2015, 10:20 AM
I would go higher, over the tower, or what ever. I hate bumping my head, or having to lean over to try and avoid hitting it.

03-03-2015, 02:54 PM

I think if you extend that far back into the cabin, you will either need to move your surf rope to the rear ski pylon or risk damaging the bimini.

04-10-2015, 02:15 AM
I spoke with them again & this is what they suggested LOL....
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y81/brettlee3232/Mobile%20Uploads/6300694F-EDDB-4ECC-88E9-2FCE06B52FE8.jpg (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/brettlee3232/media/Mobile%20Uploads/6300694F-EDDB-4ECC-88E9-2FCE06B52FE8.jpg.html)

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y81/brettlee3232/Mobile%20Uploads/FF47A500-70E8-4C7E-84C5-1763BF4E499C.jpg (http://s3.photobucket.com/user/brettlee3232/media/Mobile%20Uploads/FF47A500-70E8-4C7E-84C5-1763BF4E499C.jpg.html)

04-10-2015, 02:28 AM
Umm, wow, that's some shade tho

04-10-2015, 08:07 AM
That's a good START. Just need to extend it from the tower all the way to the AFT like a full front to back pontoon bimini. Tim "the tool man" Taylor that bad boy!

04-10-2015, 09:50 AM
I say you install a hard top cover and install a water slide like a pontoon boat... best of both worlds then!

04-10-2015, 12:39 PM
why stop there? how about some windows on your top?



04-10-2015, 12:50 PM
I've actually seen a Mastercraft with a bimini setup just like that (except the back was open) in my parent's neighborhood. Pretty sure they were year round skiers. It looked, uh, interesting.

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04-10-2015, 02:18 PM

04-21-2015, 01:14 AM
So I talked to another upholsterer today. He was really cool and new exactly what I wanted. More shade, don't loose head room & not ugly.

He's going to extend the front about 8" with new poles. He's also going to sew in a surf board pocket in the front going width wise. I was going to do 2 going length wise but i think the fins would get in the way of the rope.

He's also going to extend the back out 2-4 feet & angle down so the rope doesn't rub on it.

Also cut a round hole in my snap in carpet where my plug access is. It's a pain to always undo the carpet to get to it.