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Double Bimini

Discussion in 'Owners Chat: Options and Upgrades' started by Boschum, May 31, 2017.

  1. Boschum

    Boschum New Member

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    I have a 2012 2274GL. My wife would like to get a double Bimini cover. Any recommendations on that? Does anyone have experience with the Power Arm II or other electric double biminis?


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  2. sand key

    sand key Member

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    My father in law just got a 22SSRX with a double bimini.  Both sides are pretty painless to put up and down with 2 people.  Semi challenging part is zipping the two tops together.  The top needs to be tight, so it's best to do the zipping before the front (smaller) bimini is locked in.  We really like it, albeit it wasn't a cheap option from the factory
     
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  3. Ntwkbound

    Ntwkbound Active Member

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    I just ordered a Bimini and the rails for my 2575.  33-hundred dollars.  I am curious what the front would cost, but am afraid to ask.
     
  4. Willb

    Willb Well-Known Member

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    Search my name and pics. My dealer ordered the rails and canvas from Bennington and had a local upholstery shop do it. They also modified the cover to add the 4 additional cut outs with Velcro and string cinches 
     
  5. MikeB

    MikeB Active Member

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    The guesstimate I received was about $2k, which include the frame, shipping and a local canvas shop modifying my existing Bimini with a zipper and the new cover for the front.

    Due to the height of the Bimini, we need to take it all the way down to the trailering struts each time we go out since we keep the boat in a storage unit 1/2 mile from the ramp. So it seems a double Bimini would add to that hassle

    We were also looking at a powered Bimini to avoid the hassle of doing that, but we are still in a holding pattern as a brand new shiny boat seems like a viable alternative! :D
     
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  6. carribeanmum

    carribeanmum Member

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    Anyone have experience with electric/powered bimini from Bennington?
     
  7. Havasu

    Havasu Well-Known Member

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    I've got a non-electric double bimini and love it. Out here with our HOT summers it's a must. I've had my boat up to 50 with both biminis up no problem. I leave my biminis up all the time and routinely tow from the house to the lake (about 2 miles). I had an issue with the front bimini being too loose to which my local dealer was worthless. Going direct through Bennington resolved the issue.
     
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  8. JPeraino

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    I just ordered a 22SSRX and 2 dealers said to absolutely avoid the power Bimini. It seems that the power struts just don't hold up in any kind of a wind. One customer is on his 5th set of struts.
     
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