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Trophy 2052 Camper Cover 26 Mar 2008 02:01 #1

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(with bonus rocket launcher - or fishing rod holder).

I’ve been promising this for awhile and finally got around to taking a few pics whilst setting up for launching for our Easter Trip to Rottnest Island – which was great.
My requirement for our camper covers was to be fully removable and easy to install and store.

This design was done by a local marine trimmer company and they did an excellent job for a one off and for a very reasonable price (~$800 AUS) considering the time taken to complete it.
They even had the exact material used by Bayliner which was a bonus.

Here is the finished product.

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First off, the existing Bimini which came with the boat was modified with a full zipper across the rear. An insert zipped onto this and then it press studs onto the rocket launcher (rod holder to some). I also had some inserts fixed to the side clears which attach to the rocket launcher. These inserts now stay permanently fixed to the bimini. You can see this in the completed pic later.

Bimini side extension connection;

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Rocket launcher connection points. Note the pin connection at the bottom (this is for the frame);

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Bimini rear extension connection; Rocket launcher and Bimini install takes about 3 minutes (this is what gets used when ever boat goes out);

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Trophy 2052 Camper Cover 26 Mar 2008 02:01 #2

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Inside view of Bimini extension connection (note the straps provide extra support to the bimini;

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Now excuse the welding on the rocket launcher – this was a rushed project which had to be done within a week before a big trip when I first got the boat (and it was my first time doing Ali welding). The rocket launcher is designed on a pivot base which is better for long distance towing (first trip was 1500km one way) and also allows it to fit under the carport.
Without the rocket launcher the caravan campers would be cheaper and easier to do, but hey, it is a fishing boat too.
Here is a pic of the pivot system. One day I’ll get around to powder coating the rocket launcher white, so it blends in better.

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The frame work completely breaks down into 5 easily stored manageable pieces. 2 pieces join to port/stb side of rocket launcher, one vertical frame across stern, one stern piece and one mid frame piece.
Full frame setup;

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Stern base connection(sorry about blurred photo);

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Trophy 2052 Camper Cover 26 Mar 2008 02:02 #3

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Underside of Rocket launcher – note the circular channel Aluminium attached to the rocket launcher;

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The roof. I think this is a very clever design. All sides zip on (we carry a few zips on the boat). The front of the cover has a solid length of tube sewn into the material. This part first slots into the channel (last pic).

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The roof is then pulled over the frame. A zipper is then put on the zip and done up (zipper slides off the other end and tags are push up and hidden away. When you dismantle, just pull apart by hand and run finger down zip to open.

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The roof installed;

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Trophy 2052 Camper Cover 26 Mar 2008 02:03 #4

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View from inside with both sides installed. The sides zip to the roof section and press stud to side of boat.

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Port side access to bow. Note, solid material is rolled up in this pic. Black is fly-wire. This is same for the stern section for marlin board access.

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With the sides up.

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Well there it is. Hope this is of some use to others.

Cheers Pete

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Trophy 2052 Camper Cover 26 Mar 2008 04:25 #5

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Very Nice!!!!

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Trophy 2052 Camper Cover 26 Mar 2008 20:13 #6

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looks great !

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Trophy 2052 Camper Cover 27 Mar 2008 06:22 #7

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It's Beautiful!!!!

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Trophy 2052 Camper Cover 27 Mar 2008 17:22 #8

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That is a real nice setup, and different too! That's the kind of thing I really enjoy seeing on here!

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Trophy 2052 Camper Cover 27 Mar 2008 19:24 #9

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That's a really nice setup, and has given me quite a few ideas!

Thanks!
Pete

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