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Old 22 January 2008, 03:30   #21
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I built a full cabin on mine and a raised deck that sticks out over the edges of the tubes. Got made fun of, but it works well, holds up in big seas, and keeps me dry and warm.. I can even fish out the windows on rainy days.

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The pics a little dark, but you can still see it well enough.
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Old 22 January 2008, 12:16   #22
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That is a very interesting setup you got there. Almost looks like a tank on the water. I think I am going to go with the layout Columbiachop sent out. I will invest in a dry suit for now.

I found an A-frame for $250.00 and will get the project started in February. I will try to mount the bimini to the frame and see how it works.


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Old 22 January 2008, 14:12   #23
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That is a very interesting setup you got there. Almost looks like a tank on the water. I think I am going to go with the layout Columbiachop sent out. I will invest in a dry suit for now.

I found an A-frame for $250.00 and will get the project started in February. I will try to mount the bimini to the frame and see how it works.


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Can you share where you got an A frame for 250 bucks. I need one.
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Old 24 January 2008, 15:34   #24
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Limey,

I got it from Maritime Soluctions Inc (MSI) in Rhode Island.

401-682-2244

The arch is the old Estran arch that was sold a while back. Julie at ABinflatableparts sold them to Maritime. I found out the AB dealer for the states no longer sells the arch that AB makes. There were too many issues with mounting.

The small arch in the previous post is all he has left. Finding an arch in the states is almost to near impossible. At least for an A frame for ribs.
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Old 30 January 2008, 11:24   #25
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I built a full cabin on mine and a raised deck that sticks out over the edges of the tubes. Got made fun of, but it works well, holds up in big seas, and keeps me dry and warm.. I can even fish out the windows on rainy days.
Jimmy; that thing reminds me of the car in Animal House.

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Old 30 November 2010, 14:54   #26
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Fixed Bimini top

I've got a BWA Eightfifty (8.5m) which is a Rib that comes with a roll bar which is positioned slightly off centre towards the back but not far back which is more common amongst Ribs.

Based on the position of the roll bar there is a bimini top which folds open on metal arms to the front and ties down with straps and a smaller similar one that opens towards the back.

PROBLEM: since I have 2 X 225 Mercuries the Rib does approximate 65 knots full throttle. If I try to go even half speed with bimini top up it will definitely rip off!I would like to turn the bimini top into a sturdy permanent fixed top that withstands the speed with additional stainless steel brackets and no straps. Kind of the T tops you find on some boats. Any ideas? Has anyone seen something like this?

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where are you? if you're on the south coast of England it sounds like a job for Biffer - who will either weld you up something suitable or laugh out loud in your face and tell you its a boat not a plane ! I think he had something similar on one of his boats but its probably a little more sedate...
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where are you? if you're on the south coast of England it sounds like a job for Biffer - who will either weld you up something suitable or laugh out loud in your face and tell you its a boat not a plane ! I think he had something similar on one of his boats but its probably a little more sedate...
I'll hazard a bet the boat's from the med....
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I'll hazard a bet the boat's from the med....
Spot on!

So I guess Biffer can't help. But I'd like to see some photos of any of his ' projects' for inspiration
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Spot on!

So I guess Biffer can't help. But I'd like to see some photos of any of his ' projects' for inspiration
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