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Bimini Tops

Our Bimini Tops are free-standing shade structures. They come in different lengths, widths, and heights.

Bimini Tops consist of 4 components:

Selection of these components are based on the size of the boat, size of the Bimini top, and the boater's individual needs.

Call us to help make your decision.

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The Components

Tubular Frame

The tubular framework can be of aluminum or stainless steel.  Stainless steel has a greater "span strength" than aluminum.

Aluminum tubing is typically reserved for open bow, cuddy cabin, and center console boats 24' and under; and Bimini tops not to exceed 8'.  Boats and Bimini tops exceeding these dimensions typically use stainless steel for their "span strength" across these dimensions.

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Framework Fittings

Framework fittings can be purchased made of plastic/nylon, die-cast chrome, or stainless steel.  Here again, plastic/nylon fittings are reserved for the smaller Bimini tops that are under less "structural span stress."

Die-cast chrome fittings can also be used with aluminum tubing for added strength and custom looks.

Stainless steel is top of the line.  It is necessary on large boats and large Bimini tops that require brute strength.

Fitting selections are very important.  For if one fails, your Bimini top is out of service until the broken fitting is repaired or replaced.

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Fabric Selection

Fabric Selection comes next.  For your basic Bimini top, customers choose Sunbrella fabric 90% of the time.  It is plenty durable and looks good.

Over the years of building Bimini tops, we have located the high-stress areas and double stitch those areas for longevity.

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Polypropylene Straps

Polypropylene webbing or straps are sometimes used on the four corners to hold the Bimini tight on the boat (see image above).  Here again, we test each strap to make it holds as your boat is going down the waterway.

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