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Length

First, consider what portion of the boat you want to cover and the type of the boat that you have. Lengths offered include 5', 5'6" (for 2 bow tops), 6', and 8'. How should you choose the size that you need? The 6' top is the most common and popular length for boats. It looks great on runabouts, center console boats, and most other types of boats. 8' tops are very large tops that are mainly used on pontoon boats. 5'6" 2 bow tops are used only on small fishing boats. 5' tops are used for ski boats, like Malibu or CorrectCraft.

Width

Next, consider where you want the top mounted. Our tops will allow mounting on virtually any surface, like on the wing of the windshield or even on a rail. All mounting hardware is included! To get your mounting width, find the mounting point on one side of the boat. Measure the width between that point and the corresponding point on the opposite side.
Note: This is almost always different from the width of your boat.

Height

Stand inside your boat and measure from the mounting point up to get the height of your top. This height can be added to the depth of your boat to determine the amount of clearance you will enjoy. How should you decide on the height that you need? Remember that, the taller you go, the less shade you will have. Most runabout boats are very well served with 36" or 46" tops. Center console boats typically require a 54" top. Pontoon boats typically require a 48" top. These are only recommendations based on the feedback of satisfied customers. You will want to consider the height that is best for you and your needs.
Note: The height of your Bimini top is determined from the mounting point up, not from the floor of the boat.

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Material / Colors

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14 oz. Vinyl 14 oz. Vinyl 9.25 oz. Sunbrella Acrylic 9.25 oz. Sunbrella Acrylic 8 oz. Performance Poly-Guard 8 oz. Performance Poly-Guard
 
7 oz. Sun-DURA 7 oz. Sun-DURA   

Standard Bimini Top With Round Tube Frame Features

Square tube pontoon frames, super sport style frames, and stainless steel frames may vary.

Hold-Down Straps Hold-Down Straps constructed of polypropylene webbing with stainless steel slide buckles and strong, cast nickle-plated brass snap hooks. * Universal Deck Hinge Universal Deck Hinges allow the option of mounting your top in virtually any position (angled, flat or side-mount). Nickle-Plated Brass Eye Straps Top quality nickel plated brass eye straps for securing the hold-down straps to the gunnel are superior to cheap, plastic eye straps offered by some competitors.
Bimini Top mounting kit This mounting kit is included with every bimini top purchase. Installation Hardware All necessary fasteners for mounting your top are stainless steel for strength and durability. Double Wall Aluminum 7/8" heavy-walled bright finish aluminum tubing standard with 3/4" insert. The double wall is for strength and stability.
Outside Eye End is Riveted The outside eye end is riveted on the main bow to provide greater stability and security at this key stress point.   

* The hold-down straps attach to the eye straps and bear an immense load. This is a critical stress point that should never be compromised by purchasing a top with plastic or wire snap hooks.

Fittings


  • Nylon Fittings - Included
  • 3 Bow Stainless Steel Fittings - add $85
  • 4 Bow Stainless Steel Fittings - add $95

Assembly


  • Ready to Assemble - Free
  • Shipped Fully Assembled - add $99

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