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Need a new Bimini Top

Old 05-20-2018, 01:03 PM
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My 15+ year top is showing its age. The aluminum support poles are in good shape.

I'm thinking about replacing the material/canvas.

Suggestions for an on line vendor?

suggestions on type of material.

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Old 05-20-2018, 02:36 PM
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Boat Covers Direct, a THT sponsor with their own sub-forum here. 10% off with THT discount code. I have had one of theirs with very heavy use for almost 11 years now. Great people to deal with when I needed parts after an accident.
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Old 05-20-2018, 04:13 PM
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Thanks.
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Old 05-20-2018, 06:27 PM
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If you have skills and some time, SailRite has the fabric material like Sunbrella, along with the seam tape, thread, zippers, scissors, tie-offs, etc., and a heavy-duty sewing machine with "blue jean" needles can easily be obtained for low 3-figures. Or borrow a regular machine from your neighbor in exchange for future consideration,
Use your existing old, torn up top as your pattern to cut and stitch yourself a new one. Once you've got the hang of creating straight seams, the actual stitching for a Bimini top should take less than half an hour.

Of course, like so many other projects, the preparation and planning will take far longer than the actual production.

It's not that hard. Far easier than making cushions.
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