I use a braided rope attached at each front corner and hook the other end of the rope to the rail in front of the driver and the port side in front of the gate. Gives stability to the top. I use spring hooks to attach to the railing.
If you go with the 250, you will have a permanent grin on your face. I have pulled wake boards up at half throttle with 8 people on board. Quick on plane with plenty of reserve power. Maybe overkill, but you should see the look on the faces of the captains and crew of v bottom boats when you...
Chris, I have the power bimini and it works great. Things to keep in mind.....Bennington reinforces the rails for the power top and it is covered by the 7 year warranty if on the toon when you take delivery.
I put a coat on before my first dip in the water. Use Rejex before any wax. It will last longer and they recommend 2 coats for best life. I used mine over the graphics, although I don't have many. Put on a light coat, wait 20 mins then buff off. Very easy to use.