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Informational video: Quick clip use and removing, stowing and opening cover easily.

Discussion in 'Pontoon Forum' started by SEMPERFI8387, Apr 30, 2017.

  1. SEMPERFI8387

    SEMPERFI8387 Moderator

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    Really?? I think putting it on is a breeze! I start with one of the Bimini cutouts to get it properly positioned. Done in less than 5 minutes!! 
     
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    I am doing mine on a trailer not a dock. I love the first part though it makes it much easier rolling it up than flipping it off the side but putting the top on while on a trailer is a pain no matter what.
     
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    Yeah, I can see where that would be a pain no matter what. 
     
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    Yeah, it's hard to enter the boat through the port door when it's on the trailer and 5 feet in the air...
     
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    I'd use the ladder .....  :Like:
     
  6. TroyBoy30

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    thanks from a new member. It helped me figure out how to put the cover on even though you didn't really show how.
     
  7. Bill/ChristyV

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    the Velcro bimini holes are the best part of the top for putting it back on. Get them lined up, velcroed, and tied up, and then it's pretty easy from there. Great video
     
  8. TroyBoy30

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    mine has snaps around the front. much easier to line up the cover with those IMO
     
  9. Robert Ferraccio

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    That was
     
  10. Robert Ferraccio

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    Thanks for the video it will make things a lot easier. My cover has a zipper. Very nice boat.
     
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    I only have about 8” outside the front gate so I fold in half to starboard, remove poles, then fold in half again to starboard. Rather than roll (no room to easily start it) I simply fold front a couple times to the helm then the back to the helm. The “package” sitting on the helm is easy to move and I’m not bending over/kneeling to roll it up. I replace it on helm and reverse procedure to recover the pontoon. I have snaps so it takes slightly longer than Dave - SEMPERFI.
     
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    Thank you!!
     
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    Thanks for the post brother! Just retired after 21 years in our beloved Corps and wife and I taking delivery of our first ever boat tomorrow morning and new 2018 Bennington 23GSB. Can't wait to hit the lake and this will be a big help. I've been soaking in all the knowledge I can find.
     
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    SEMPER FI BROTHER! Enjoy that retirement!! I was one of the dumb ones ..... I kick myself in the arse everyday for not sticking it out. Looking back, the years have flown by ..... I’d have retired in 2003 ...... :(:(
     
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    Oh yeah, welcome to your “new family” and pics are MANDATORY ..... ;)
     
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    Thanks! Pics will come after we take the Maiden voyage this weekend!
     
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    Weekend has passed and no pics!!!! What gives?
     
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    Is this the cover that comes standard with the boat?
     
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    If you are questioning the zipper or clips, to my knowledgeable, yes, it’s the standard cover.
     
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