A Bimini Top may add hours of enjoyment and use of your boat by providing shelter from the elements when out on the water. They are easy to put up when you are in a cove watching the kids swim or spending time fishing quietly and easy to take down when it is time to make your way back to the dock. A sudden rain storm is not a disaster for the day out on the water nor blistering sun with this little added bit of protection.
The Two Bow Bimini Tops are usually packaged with the top and the frame, unlike many others. Please be sure and read the description and title of each product to be sure. These are ideal for small fishing boats to protect you from the elements. Many come with kits to attach to inflatable boats. The top fabric on these is usually vinyl backed with denim or canvas type fabric. Remember as always these are designed for when you are anchored or drifting, not while you are under power.
3 bow Bimini Tops are usually used with top fabrics that are four to six feet in length. The tubes on the frame are round. The height is usually 36-54 inches which is measured from the mounting points to the desired height.
4 bows Bimini Tops are usually used with eight foot tops or for pontoon boats. The tubes are round, except for most pontoon boats where they are one inch square tubes. The height is usually 36-54 inches which is measured from the mounting points to the desired height.
The Anchor Shade design is a 6x6 foot square umbrella that works well on a small fishing boat as well as a much larger pleasure boat. A lightweight, poly fabric shade it blocks those harmful UV rays and is easy to put up and take down. Like a Bimini Top it is designed for use when you are anchored or at very low speed. It also can be used on a deck, dock, bed of a truck or while camping or any other outdoor situation where you need some shade and protection from the elements.
Buying a Bimini Frame and Top is as easy as measuring the width and length needed and determining the fabric type and color of the top you want to fit on the frame. These frames, designed to be used when you are anchored or in idle are the perfect solution to keeping you and your passengers covered from the sun and also inclement weather when out on the water.
Usually you will receive eye tie-down straps with your top, however you may need replacements when the originals become worn or if they are lost. These straps are traditionally made of poly-web and stainless snap hooks along with non-marring buckles. They come in a variety of lengths to fit your needs.
Rear straps are usually standard with the purchase of the top, but you can remove those and use a support pole to keep the top in a fixed position when not in use. Many poles are adjustable. These poles are not designed to replace the front straps, however.
Bimini Top Hardware includes replacement eye ends, jaw slides, eye straps and mounting brackets in nylon (usually black or white), chrome plated or stainless steel. Original hardware comes with most Bimini Top Frame and Top sets, but we carry a wide selection of replacement and additional hardware for your Bimini should you need them.
Storage boots come with most top fabrics, but always check the description to verify. They usually zip to keep a top protected when not in use. These are usually matched to your top fabric or vinyl. Replacement storage boots can also be purchased.
Mantis Covers are quick and portable covers are easily attached with a wide selection of adjusted angles to get just the right amount of shade and protection you desire. The Mantis is easy to store when not in use. Made of quality fabrics that are UV and mildew resistant, the Mantis cover comes in a variety of colors.
The Taylor Made Pontoon Gazebo or Easy –Up Shade is a specialty cover, similar to a Bimini. It is supported by a shock-corded fiberglass pole system that is easy to break down and store. The top fabric is made from polyester fabric and comes in several colors.
The T-Tops by Taco Metals are designed to fit most consoles. They are fast and easy to assemble and are made of an anodized aluminum frame with a canvas top in several colors. There are accessory adapters that allow for positioning of rod holders and other accessories