RE: [capri26] Another Bimini Question
Try using the bottom of the lifeline stanchions as the forward connection and the top connection for the lifelines to the stern rail as the aft. Saves drilling. The forward attachments are always a pain for the cabin top winches. By using the stanchions there is more room to grind and allows for better access to the foredeck and less holes in the boat..
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I have no idea how to do a Bimini nor do I know anybody to call.
So I am planning to install a bimini for this summer. I did a search for "bimini" on the group's messages and saw that Bob White was asking the same thing last year I am wondering now, size? Bob, did you end up installing one? I have measured and think that I can use a 54" tall frame (standard frame heights seem to be 46" and 54") and that will still fit under the boom. And I was planning on a 6' long bimini. But I was curious what others have used for a width, and where they have attached it to the deck. I looked at the photos here on the site, and it looks like some have perhaps attached to the short, vertical 2" face or "lip" that is on the back side of the cockpit bench backs (the transition between the top of the seat backs and the non-skid deck level). Others look like they have mounted to the non-skid deck beyond (outboard of) this lip. I measure the width of the span between these port and starboard lips to be about 83.5" (at least at the point fore/aft where I think will mount this bimini). The units I am looking at have frame widths of 79" to 84", and 85" to 90" (the frames are either somewhat adjustible, or flex some). I was thinking of the 85"-90" one mounted to the non-skid deck surface, but I would be happy to hear anyone's advice, experiences, thoughts, measurements, etc. on this topic. Thanks. - Ted
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