Moomba said this: I certainly understand your situation and ran across the same problem the first time I set up a bimini top on a Mondo. Our bimini tops are made to be extremely tight so they don’t flap and make noise while underway. To pull the canvas into place when brand new is difficult. When pulled sufficiently to clear the tow rope the canvas will be tight as a drum but out of the way of the rope.

We recommend adjusting the two canvas straps half to up to the upper bimini support bar. While one person pulls the rear bow down, a second person can clip the strap into the loop on the tower. The person pulling may feel as if something will break, but it won’t. Do this for both sides and the “whale tail” should be flat. Sometimes the straps need additional adjusting as strap length can vary from our vendor.