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Old 17 September 2006, 08:37   #1
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a little bit of shade?

Hi all,

With all amazing sunshine we have had this summer! I have been thinking about the possibility of fitting a fold up removable bimini top. I have found plenty of outlets in the States supplying them. But does anyone know of UK makers/ suppliers.
Thanks in advance.



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Old 17 September 2006, 09:33   #2
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I'd like one to keep the rain off.

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Old 17 September 2006, 09:42   #3
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Can you make one with machine guns to shot down the f**king sky rats down as they come into land and shit on your fold away bimini
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Old 17 September 2006, 11:59   #4
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I've been looking for the same thing and came across this; Link to Parasol. Obviously not for use while on the move! Can also be used off the boat.

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Old 17 September 2006, 12:14   #5
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Very popular out here, the best ones with S/S frame and 'Sumbrela' fabric cost circa £300 made to measure. They remain stable up to about 40kts!!!
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Old 17 September 2006, 12:50   #6
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Binimis are also very popular where I live. I agree; go for SS tubing and good quality fabric. It is amazing how they handle high speeds. There is one company that iI cannot remember that specialising in Bim's for ribs. They are attached to the tubes with large glue on patches and fold down either towards the bow or towards the stern and lie across the transom when folded, which I would prefer. Do not be tempted by the cheapo tin foil tubing products.

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