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Old 02-04-2019, 12:19 PM
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Quick question: I have a dual console 23 ft Carolina Cat which we love and use all summer long in coastal MS...hot as hell and need more coverage. I have been unsuccessful in finding someone to make a quality bimini extension (stern or bow). Any ideas on this?
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Old 02-04-2019, 12:26 PM
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here is what i did...extends my t-top to 17Feet of unobstructed shade, 6 feet wide. hard top is 6x9 without the extensions. when not in use, the framework pushes in and the canvas folds down and is stored away.




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Old 02-04-2019, 12:29 PM
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i realize you have a dual console, but this may give you some ideas
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Old 02-04-2019, 12:32 PM
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Quick question: I have a dual console 23 ft Carolina Cat which we love and use all summer long in coastal MS...hot as hell and need more coverage. I have been unsuccessful in finding someone to make a quality bimini extension (stern or bow). Any ideas on this?
what are the companies saying? they are just too busy? aren't interested in the work? i am sure there is someone willing to do the work...

can you post a pic of your current setup?

do you plan to drive around with the bimini up?
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Old 02-04-2019, 01:55 PM
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what are the companies saying? they are just too busy? aren't interested in the work? i am sure there is someone willing to do the work...

can you post a pic of your current setup?

do you plan to drive around with the bimini up?
Hello,

I have a center console with a bimini and I am thinking of the same thing. There is a company out of Charleston, SC (RNR Marine) that sells a bimini extension. I have not used their product yet so I cannot provide any direct feedback on it, but I thought you might appreciate the information.

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Old 02-04-2019, 02:01 PM
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can't just buy a longer bimini and frame?
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Old 02-04-2019, 02:17 PM
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Try these from Birdsall Marine, can’t run with them. Go up in minute or two


https://marineproducts.net/rear-shade-poles-only/
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Old 02-04-2019, 05:46 PM
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Originally Posted by hagrid View Post
Quick question: I have a dual console 23 ft Carolina Cat which we love and use all summer long in coastal MS...hot as hell and need more coverage. I have been unsuccessful in finding someone to make a quality bimini extension (stern or bow). Any ideas on this?
I saw this boat at a local Marina. It has a Weblon cover. Interesting solution to sunburn. I've seen it offshore running pretty fast. Probably 55+ mph because I could not catch it at 53 mph, It was a bit choppy..


full top cover.
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Old 02-04-2019, 06:11 PM
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What about just adding another Bimini? Either to the rear or front?
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Old 02-06-2019, 01:54 PM
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Thanks for all the replies. Regmarine26FS, that is a super cool idea...and looks really nice. I literally can find no one to take some stainless tubing and canvass and add a another bimini that attaches to the original, in my area, yet I see boats with these out on the water. And I'm not a big do it yourselfer with things like this, so I'll gladly pay. Anyway, thanks everyone, I'll eventually come up with something (or squamous cell skin carcinoma).
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Old 02-06-2019, 07:38 PM
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Great ideas here. I've had my bouts with skin cancer so I'm really looking hard at the various shade/bimini options for our next boat. Considering we live in Florida coverage is very important in order to stay cool also.
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Old 02-06-2019, 07:45 PM
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I think your best bet is a new custom bimini in the size you want.
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Old 02-06-2019, 10:47 PM
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Originally Posted by hagrid View Post
Thanks for all the replies. Regmarine26FS, that is a super cool idea...and looks really nice. I literally can find no one to take some stainless tubing and canvass and add a another bimini that attaches to the original, in my area, yet I see boats with these out on the water. And I'm not a big do it yourselfer with things like this, so I'll gladly pay. Anyway, thanks everyone, I'll eventually come up with something (or squamous cell skin carcinoma).
Did you try Jan,s in Long Beach. They used to do a good bit of custom work. +12288631417

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Old 02-07-2019, 01:13 AM
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Thinking about this type of extension on my pilothouse. Not mine but I like it.
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Old 02-07-2019, 04:58 AM
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Thanks Passman! Going to give them a call.

Here she is with a really small bimini
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Adding a second complete bimini is also an option.That may make more sense than adding to a single.
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Old 02-07-2019, 09:27 AM
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Adding a second complete bimini is also an option.That may make more sense than adding to a single.
I still don't understand why he doesn't just have an 8 foot bimini installed. Why make it harder than it has to be. You go piecing and cobbling things together and it's gonna act really weird at speed I think that's why no one wants to add a 2nd piece.
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We had a customer approach us to make a rectangle of lighter weight marine fabric. I believe it was Sur Last fabric. He did the design, and rigged it up using his outriggers. Not sure what he used to support the aft edge, but he's a member here and if thats something you'd like, I can get you his contact info. You can PM me if interested.
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Old 02-12-2019, 08:38 AM
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Even though my current bimini is in good shape, I definitely would consider just getting a new single unit larger bimini...but I can't find anyone in the area to make one. I tried contacting Jans Upholstery and Marine, Long Beach MS and they are apparently no longer in business
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Old 02-12-2019, 09:00 AM
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Different sizes available, here’s one:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Bimini-Exte...cAAOSwvL1b6Lhp
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