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    2556 - A Craigslist Bimini-gctid810141

    Good morning and happy long weekend!

    So I got super lucky and found myself a stern Bimini and full canvas I'm CL.... I searched archived Craigslist ads selling 2556's so I could study their Bimini setup.... found a couple and the one I purchased may have the Bimini frame backwards??? Here's a pic-

    Here is an example of one pic I found off the internet... it appears their frame is switched when compared to mine..

    Can anyone confirm which setup is correct? As I'm sure some sort of engi erring went into the design of these frames to resist winds... thanks all! I prob. Seems like a silly question, but I only want to install have to install the deck hinges once thx!!!




    Attached files

    BOAT: 1991 - Bayliner 2556 Ciera Flybridge
    ENGINE: 357 Alpha 4V (275HP)
    OUTDRIVE: Alpha Gen 1
    RATIO: (to be updated)
    PROP: 15 1/2" X 15P
    NAME: "Knotty Oar"

    Marine Search and Rescue Crew - http://rcmsar.com/rescue-stations/southern-region/north-vancouver/

    #2
    Mine is installed as the bottom picture shows. They may have mounted the one on top for storage purposes. I wish mine didn't stick out the back so much when folded down - it makes it a pain to get on and off the boat when in storage. I don't have enough headroom in storage to lay it forward (it sticks up over the windshield). I already had mounting points in place, but if I was starting from scratch I'd play around with it to get the best coverage when up, and be most out of the way when laid down (for storage, not just zipped up when not needed but I guess that might matter too).

    I don't understand how the one in the top pic works... it seems like it is missing a forward bow.
    1985 Bayliner Ciera 2750
    300HP Volvo Penta 5.7 with DP-A drive

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      #3
      Landin, the top photo in your post does have the framework in backwards. Just out of curiosity, what ya pay for it? Was it a complete camper enclosure? I'm considering selling mine and having something different made.
      Dave
      Edmonds, WA
      "THE FIX"
      '93 2556
      Carbureted 383 Vortec-Bravo II 2.0:1 18 1/4x19 P

      The rebuild of my 2556 https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...76?view=thread
      Misc. projects thread
      https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...56-gctid789773

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        #4
        Hi Dave, I feel to got a great deal at 450USD, was asking 500. Yes, it did come with the camper enclosure and was almost brand new...i contacted Leta's Top Shop and was quoted 1800 (CAD) a few months back... I have been looking for about a year and this one just popped up.

        May I ask why you're thinking of selling yours? For me, at a minimum; keeps the tonnes of rain out of the stern over winter..

        Thanks for the confirmation on the frame... I decided to switch it and install the hinges early this morning... heading back to test out the camper cover tonight.. but will prob. store it over summer.

        Cheers!

        Ps. My wife loved the automatic toiled you installed and i was given the green light to get it done
        BOAT: 1991 - Bayliner 2556 Ciera Flybridge
        ENGINE: 357 Alpha 4V (275HP)
        OUTDRIVE: Alpha Gen 1
        RATIO: (to be updated)
        PROP: 15 1/2" X 15P
        NAME: "Knotty Oar"

        Marine Search and Rescue Crew - http://rcmsar.com/rescue-stations/southern-region/north-vancouver/

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          #5
          Ya i thought that this morning... and swapped it out...

          I'm just curious, how far past the transom does your Bimini frame fold down and sit?
          BOAT: 1991 - Bayliner 2556 Ciera Flybridge
          ENGINE: 357 Alpha 4V (275HP)
          OUTDRIVE: Alpha Gen 1
          RATIO: (to be updated)
          PROP: 15 1/2" X 15P
          NAME: "Knotty Oar"

          Marine Search and Rescue Crew - http://rcmsar.com/rescue-stations/southern-region/north-vancouver/

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            #6
            "alanmoor" post=810181 wrote:
            Mine is installed as the bottom picture shows. They may have mounted the one on top for storage purposes. I wish mine didn't stick out the back so much when folded down - it makes it a pain to get on and off the boat when in storage. I don't have enough headroom in storage to lay it forward (it sticks up over the windshield). I already had mounting points in place, but if I was starting from scratch I'd play around with it to get the best coverage when up, and be most out of the way when laid down (for storage, not just zipped up when not needed but I guess that might matter too).

            I don't understand how the one in the top pic works... it seems like it is missing a forward bow.
            Ya i thought that this morning... and swapped it out...

            I'm just curious, how far past the transom does your Bimini frame fold down and sit?
            BOAT: 1991 - Bayliner 2556 Ciera Flybridge
            ENGINE: 357 Alpha 4V (275HP)
            OUTDRIVE: Alpha Gen 1
            RATIO: (to be updated)
            PROP: 15 1/2" X 15P
            NAME: "Knotty Oar"

            Marine Search and Rescue Crew - http://rcmsar.com/rescue-stations/southern-region/north-vancouver/

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              #7
              I think it sticks out about a foot. I could move it forward but the pivot point attaches where the gunnel is rising so that means it would be up a lot higher and the coverage would be different and I'd have to change the length of the bows, etc. It's not the greatest picture, but I've attached one of mine in case it helps.


              Attached files

              1985 Bayliner Ciera 2750
              300HP Volvo Penta 5.7 with DP-A drive

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                #8
                Landin, 450 is a great score! My camper is off the boat now as I primarily use it as a winter cover :lol: the reason I'd like to have something different made is mostly due to a lack of headroom for me. I'm thinking of going with an awning type cover off the bridge about half way over the cockpit with the ability to extend it fully over and add the enclosure when needed.
                Dave
                Edmonds, WA
                "THE FIX"
                '93 2556
                Carbureted 383 Vortec-Bravo II 2.0:1 18 1/4x19 P

                The rebuild of my 2556 https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...76?view=thread
                Misc. projects thread
                https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...56-gctid789773

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                  #9
                  Thanks guys!

                  Got it all setup now






                  BOAT: 1991 - Bayliner 2556 Ciera Flybridge
                  ENGINE: 357 Alpha 4V (275HP)
                  OUTDRIVE: Alpha Gen 1
                  RATIO: (to be updated)
                  PROP: 15 1/2" X 15P
                  NAME: "Knotty Oar"

                  Marine Search and Rescue Crew - http://rcmsar.com/rescue-stations/southern-region/north-vancouver/

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