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Old 14 July 2009, 16:27   #1
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Bimini Top

I am considering buying a bimini top for my AB Oceanus 19VST. I live in the Seattle area. Does anyone have any tips on where to buy one? Do I need to go with custom fabrication? Is professional installation required, or is it a reasonable DIY project?

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Old 14 July 2009, 16:32   #2
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Jeff--

I have one on my RIB and love it. Can do ~25 knots with it up. Looks to be a commercial variety, installation would appear to be simple (gluing some hard points on the tubes). Depends on how good you are in terms of gluing (and whether the tubes are hypalon).

If we get out and dive at some point, you can check it out, and see if that top would fit on your AB.

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Old 17 July 2009, 22:06   #3
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Bimini top

I have a t top on my rib and love it, was not original, but made it fit. and holds strong
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Old 18 July 2009, 04:05   #4
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Might look at Taylor Made Marine. They do quite a few Bimini's (though I'm not sure about infaltables) and have a sort of modular T-Top.

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Old 18 July 2009, 22:58   #5
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You might check with Sunset Inflatibles. They carry your RIB and offer some reasonable Bimini top options http://www.sunsetinflatables.com/boac.html
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Old 19 July 2009, 08:49   #6
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I've fitted a few that were supplied by Overtons
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