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Bimini - Not completly sure

by tim.holling » 12 Sep 2017, 15:41

Hi. Might have mentioned this before. I've got a small Bayliner bowrider and did similar. Used glass clear tarp for front, back, side panels. Works really well to give a bit of cover for a day boat.ImageImage

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by Bigplumbs » 12 Sep 2017, 18:23

Tim

It was your pics that inspired me to make some sides and front. Wont win any beauty parades but that is not what it is about. If it means we get out in Cornwall in a couple of weeks it will be well worth it.

My Brother in Law makes tarps for aliving so I bought 6 m of 0.5 mm thick Clear PVC. This is where we are at so far. Just got to tidy it up a little abd make the fixings a little better. Al in all total cost including Bimini about £165.00

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by tim.holling » 12 Sep 2017, 21:30

Bigplumbs wrote:Tim

It was your pics that inspired me to make some sides and front. Wont win any beauty parades but that is not what it is about. If it means we get out in Cornwall in a couple of weeks it will be well worth it.

My Brother in Law makes tarps for aliving so I bought 6 m of 0.5 mm thick Clear PVC. This is where we are at so far. Just got to tidy it up a little abd make the fixings a little better. Al in all total cost including Bimini about £165.00

Dennis
Looks good. Great that you can get the tarps cut to the correct size as well to keep them neat. We found the best thing has meant when moored in the marina even when it's cold, if the sun is out we can put the bimini up, drop the tarps and we've got a warm greenhouse on the water.

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by Bigplumbs » 13 Sep 2017, 06:27

Yes indeed we were cleaning the boat yesterday ready for our trip and it was very warm in there. It should mean we can have a few trips out in the later part of the year. But main reason was for our trip to Cornwall Fowey area

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by tim.holling » 13 Sep 2017, 11:21

Bigplumbs wrote:Yes indeed we were cleaning the boat yesterday ready for our trip and it was very warm in there. It should mean we can have a few trips out in the later part of the year. But main reason was for our trip to Cornwall Fowey area

Dennis
Hope you have an enjoyable and safe trip.

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by mlines » 13 Sep 2017, 12:07

If you are enclosing the cockpit remember to fit a CO alarm or test yours if you have one fitted.
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by Bigplumbs » 13 Sep 2017, 13:32

mlines wrote:If you are enclosing the cockpit remember to fit a CO alarm or test yours if you have one fitted.


Good advice but I have a huge gaping hole at the back and also it is an outboard and there are quite a few gaps

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by mlines » 13 Sep 2017, 13:36

Its the hole at the back thats the issue.

It recirculates over the transom and into the back as you go along. We found our alarm would sound in this circumstance

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by Ianfs » 13 Sep 2017, 14:01

Good point Martin. :)
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by Bigplumbs » 13 Sep 2017, 17:55

Ahhh thanks for that info Martin

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