Hardtop or bimini

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Mojo
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Hardtop or bimini

Postby Mojo » Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:12 am

Anyone put a hardtop or Bimini on their boat?
The sun is pretty harsh over here in Australia,just looking for a stylish way to add some shade without destroying the look

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Re: Hardtop or bimini

Postby Bill Edmundson » Sun Dec 24, 2017 7:28 am

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This one came from Amazon at a reasonable price. I mounted it backwards.

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Re: Hardtop or bimini

Postby JoeM » Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:18 am

If it were me, boat size and usage would determine that. Bigger boats, i'd probably do a half hardtop half bimini. Smaller boats usage would decide for me. If it's a dedicated cruiser I would put a hardtop on. If i'm using it for doing fishing, tubing, skiing, etc. I would probably use the bimini so I can stow it so it's not in the way of those activities. Just my personal opinion.
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Re: Hardtop or bimini

Postby chugalug » Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:59 am

I suppose it depends on your boat model too.On my Bo-Jest,I extended hardtop back over stern seating and motor-will have roll-up screens and enclosure curtains too.I'm 6'3" so roof is high enough so I don't have to crouch down to get under :D
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Re: Hardtop or bimini

Postby Roberta » Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:27 am

I put a small bimini on the Torpedo. It's attached with 4 pins and 2 straps and easy to remove. Was great last spring in Florida during a 4 day trip on the St John's river cruise.
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