Hi, I got my bimini from Accastillage Diffusion, page 255 in the catalogue & they have a shop at Rosas, Avenida Rodhes 15-1, Rosas, Gerona, Tel 972 256 510. I get 10% off as I store my boat at their yard here in the South - worth asking for.
Its a Plastimo bimini 2m square x 1.45 m high & cost 273e. Says it will stay up at 25 knots but thatīs a bit optimistic. Ribeye bimini was 700 GBP or so which was way off the pace.
To save you 2 days of faffing about hereīs best way of fitting - I will post a pic next week.
Rest Bimini behind A frame as thatīs where you want it to be at rest, like a cabrio car pram hood. Extend support arms along top of tubes.
Look to see where nearest fitting is to attach end of support arms, I didnīt want to stick patches on tubes so I used a guide rope holder already there. Cut support arms to enable this & stick on end stays, or make an extension attachment if extra length needed.
Thatīs it really, I spent 2 days faffing as I kept changing my mind where to fit it! You can buy a fitting kit but I didnīt want to go sticking stuff on the tubes, best use factory fitted patches as they are there already.
Tape up frame corners with grey PVC tape to keep the structure in place, its folds flat & may do when you donīt want it to.
Obviously without a piccy a bit difficult so Iīll post one next week.
Cheers & good luck
ps, before cutting stays make sure you get some shade when up!