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Old 05 May 2013, 12:55   #1
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Willard Arch and Bimini Project

Radar arch and forward bars waiting for Bimini to be made.

Arch will be painted black eventually, this is pre-paint as there may still be welding to do.







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Old 05 May 2013, 13:00   #2
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Bimini fitted

Bimini fitted with foward removeable side curtains.

Bimini folds into arch and has a cover to keep it contained when not up.
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Old 05 May 2013, 13:04   #3
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Shots of the arch fabrication.
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Well done mate.

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Very nice. Hood river is one of my favorite towns. That wind chop is relentless on the Columbia up there. That rib should do the trick. I bounce all over the place.
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Old 05 May 2013, 17:49   #6
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Looking good!

Powdercoat or paint? How about some shots of how the bimini folds up!
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Old 05 May 2013, 18:41   #7
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Thx everyone.

@columbiachop, your username says it all. Yeah, one of the reasons to get a decent sized rib was to not have to worry about the wind and wave state around here. She slices through it fairly nicely. Wil also be using her on the coast as much as possible.

@ncp Well it will be powercoat which makes me nervous but going with a salt water primer and boat will be primarily fresh water with incursions to salt. If it all goes to shit, I guess I'd be stripping and going awlgrip. I did have an annodized option for silver. Pre-annodized tubing, not fully dipped afterwards, but I'm going all black instead. The powercoat I've seen from this company looks pretty good.

I'll add pictures folded up when I get her back and everything done. Also the entire arch folds back including bimini to get her into the garage.
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Shots folded up.

Note that the bimini does not use full width under arch. That was because I was worried about too much windage but in hindsight, it would probably have looked better, especially folded. I'll have to try it out to know.

The bimini frame has quick releases, so very easy to take off the boat entirely. Going to add fast pins to the forward arch as well.
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Shots folded up.
I'm impressed. It looks pretty rigid when it's out yet folds up into a nice small package.
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...and doesn't waste space folded down into the bow interior. Nice.
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