Electric Bemini Top

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I don't have it on my 2018 R23. Approximately how much would it cost to add it?
 

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I don't have it on my 2018 R23. Approximately how much would it cost to add it?

You would have to contact your local dealer.
 

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I have it. I bought a leftover boat spec'd out by the dealer. I would not have ordered it and if the boat didn't have it, I would not miss it much. If you have to duck under bridges EVERY TRIP then I would say go ahead and get it because that's where it shines but otherwise MEH.

I actually asked my dealer if he could get me a couple of the 30 inch posts that go to the rear attachment point so I could install them like the regular biminis. The reason is when you want to retract this, only the front pole is powered and stays where you put it. The rest are loose and will collapse all the way down, nothing stopping it from bopping passengers in the head, nothing holding it at a nice height so you can slip the bimini cover on. It's actually MORE work to put the cover on this than a conventional bimini.
 

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I thought I was going to order it as well , but I was talked out of it by the salesman. The electric Bimini is one of the few options my dealer does not like to recommend. They have had too many break due to it having plastic gears. The way the new regular bimini tops go up and down is super easy and fast. Unless you are unable to put it up and down manually, maybe not a necessity.
 
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We ordered the electric Bimini when we purchased our 25 ft. Bennington in 2015. I have bad shoulders so I needed it. We have the only one on our lake in Highland (Duck Lake) that I'm aware of. Its great when we go under a bridge. It has not failed us once when running at top speed with my 115 hp Yamaha. We will definitely order it again when we order our next Bennington.
If Bennington is monitoring this site, please let me know the cost of a replacement top cover as ours is wearing out.
 

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You would have to go through a Bennington dealer or a local canvas shop .Bennington does not sell parts directly to the public
 

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I wouldn't be without it.
Word of advice...Keep a 5/32" allen wrench on the pontoon. In the event of component failure, simply removing 8 button head bolts and unplugging anchor light power allows entire bimini to slide right off.
 
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I have a 2019 GSR without power Bimini. Tried to use cover from same boat but one that had power and the cover had much larger holes for power unit. Not sure if that is on all units, but my situation had different cover cutouts.
 
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