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Old 28 November 2007, 15:23   #1
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Best way to mount a Bimini top on a RIB.

What is the best way to do this? I have been out the past couple of weeks and just got drenched. One reason was the lack of adequate rain gear, but the other is no top.

I plan to fish all through the winter for sturgeon and steelhead, so I would like to mount some sort of shelter. All the mounts I see are quite small in size, and don't seem to have the size of base one can glue to hypalon.

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Who needs a bimini top...

Maybe this would work?
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Old 28 November 2007, 19:31   #3
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Does it come in white or grey?
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That "hat" really does not suit you.
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That "hat" really does not suit you.
Not mine... Mine is rainbow colours. I thought the camo look might be better for fishing...
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Not mine... Mine is rainbow colours.
I hear those hats bring alot of pride - but not so good if you want to mount a bikini top.
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Taylor Made has a bimini kit for inflatables.

Has the top itself, patches to glue on that mount the supports, and straps to keep the thing up.

http://www.taylormadeproducts.com/catalog/

Select "Bimini Tops and Accessories", then select the "2 bow boa top".


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here's a couple ideas. time for an A-frame?

that one is kinda ugly but functional.
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any more details on the ugly but functional one?
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Columbia,

I love that Nova and that setup! I have been thinking about ordering and A-frame, but the thing is when you fish on the Columbia, you are fishing behind you. Sometimes the A-frame can get in the way when you are fighting a fat hog.

I thought about ordering this one, but I just don't know how it will affect my fishing.... As you can see I am all about catch those darn fish...


Aluminum light arc - 14 VS & VST - This item is shipped directly from the AB factory. Please allow 6-8 weeks for this product to arrive. This item may be offered as an option on new boats. Check with your local AB Inflatables dealer for more information.

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SKU AB88082-00000430:
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On the site they also have oar locks mounts that I could possibly fabricate to mount the bimini.
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