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    Do any of the places like Iboats or Overton's sell a Bimini Top that matches the original Bayliner design or do you have to go to a custom shop for that? My isinglass and other parts of my bimini are in good shape it's my bimini that needs replacing.

    My guess is I have to go custom but thought I'd ask here first.

    Thanks,

    Greg

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    I don't think those companies do brand named designs. A lot of people here recommend Lita's Top Shop in Washington. I had no luck with her. Perhaps you might fare better. I used a local guy And was very happy but I was doing a custom set up. Hope this helps.

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      #3
      I bought a bimini off a guy on E bay for $139.00 and it works great. It was fitted it to the back of my 2452. I posted a thread on it last summer, still working great

      Bob

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        #4
        Greg, if you have a custom bimini made, you'll have control over the stand-up height, how and where it lays down, hinge pin or quick disconnect mounting, SS -vs- aluminum tubing, etc.
        Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
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          #5
          Leta's Top shop is the Bayliner source.
          David
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            wefivehodges wrote:
            Do any of the places like Iboats or Overton's sell a Bimini Top that matches the original Bayliner design or do you have to go to a custom shop for that? My isinglass and other parts of my bimini are in good shape it's my bimini that needs replacing.

            My guess is I have to go custom but thought I'd ask here first.

            Thanks,

            Greg
            We Five: I'd suggest asking around with local boaters and trying to find the better canvas shop. Then have the shop look at your boat and give an estimate. We sure don't like "surprises" when it's time to pay. Good luck with the canvas. Griff

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              #7
              Is it silly to reuse the current stainless and fittings? It seems to work as is. I hate the thought of relocating fittings and things.

              Thanks everyone for the info!!

              Greg

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                wefivehodges wrote:
                Is it silly to reuse the current stainless and fittings? It seems to work as is. I hate the thought of relocating fittings and things.

                Thanks everyone for the info!!

                Greg
                Not silly at all, if they're in good shape. My local shop (Michelle's) used the original bimini frame on the bridge of my 2858. The original bimini was about 6 feet front to back and about 7 feet high, standing room. She changed the angles of the frame, made it nine feet long, with just under 6 feet standing height. I'm 6'2' but I never stand up to drive, it's a flybridge. Plenty of room to walk in and sit down. They did have to add two new Q/D fittings for the rear, and a brace. Gives much more shade now. If you like the configuration, just have new canvas made for it. And use Sunbrella, it's worth it in the long run...
                Jeff & Tara (And Ginger too)
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                  wefivehodges wrote:
                  Is it silly to reuse the current stainless and fittings? It seems to work as is. I hate the thought of relocating fittings and things.

                  Thanks everyone for the info!!

                  Greg
                  Greg,

                  I use Pauls Upholstery on Nicoletta's Way, Mashpee. Paul is a great guy and does super work. He charges $1200.00 for a bimini with stainless steel frames. I am sure he could make your glass match. Tell him that Tony sent you.
                  Tony, Cape Cod, MA
                  Vice Commodore Bourne Yacht Club
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