Max Speed W/ Bimini Top Raised?

David G

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What is max safe speed with top up? I modified my old Bimini by reversing the cheapo plastic tabs to face against the top and that worked great. New boat was supposed to come with the extra straps but did not.
 

Lay Lake

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On my frame of the bimini there is a sticker that says don't exceed 30 mph (this is with the top open). I'm sure it can withstand more than that, but not sure how much more.
 

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We have been in the mid 30's-40 with the Bimini up. There are some members who have been way faster.....
 

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Wide open at 38 with mine.
 

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Wide open at 48 with mine with the wind. Against the wind 40.
 

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We just had ours out for the second time and, with just the wife, dog and I, and one of our two bimini's up, we hit 49.5. I've done 47 before with 4 people, the dog and both tops up. Probably shouldn't do that. I got no need to go that fast anyways. I can watch the fuel gauge move when I'm hitting those speeds.
Scott
 

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I've been over 40 multiple times with both tops up. But don't go that fast into the wind.
 
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