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gagoch
03-07-2011, 12:24 PM
Wondering is the Z5 the best option for a Bimini for an 06 LSV. and what should I plan on spending. Having a hard time find a price.

brain_rinse
03-07-2011, 12:58 PM
There's not a better bimini out there... there's also not a more expensive one. :) Plan on spending over $2k.

gagoch
03-07-2011, 01:37 PM
Thanks that's all I needed to know. Now to convince the wife.

moombadaze
03-07-2011, 01:48 PM
wish someone would organize a 1/2 off Z5 group buy.

sandm
03-07-2011, 02:43 PM
amazing how much they cost for what there really is there in materials..

it's kind of sick.

brain_rinse
03-07-2011, 10:13 PM
wish someone would organize a 1/2 off Z5 group buy.

Skiers Choice can't even organize a Z5 group buy. :D

jjolson
03-07-2011, 10:17 PM
I know lots of people wont agree with me but it is a top 3 upgrade for our boats.

you da man
03-07-2011, 10:36 PM
It is pricey but next to ballast systems and Perfect Pass...there's nothing better on your boat (besides a pretty lady). I was very very fortunate to find a Z5 that came with a Supra World's Edition that the buyer did not want and it fit my Moomba XLV so I got it nearly about 35-40% off.

mmandley
03-08-2011, 01:16 PM
I agree one of the top option i have and love it. Others arnt so happy because they are die hard sun in your face all the time people LOL.

But the fact i can put 3 surfboards up there and then have my wake boards on the sides is priceless to me. Saves me from buying surfboard racks and mounting them to my tower.

Z5 has no need to lower there prices, they know the product they got and they know the demand for it LOL.

You can look into Monster as they make a pretty nice one but its not the same as the Z5.

rdlangston13
03-08-2011, 05:21 PM
i like the shade my z5 provides but i have never used it to store a board. i dont even own a board to put up there....

bzubke1
03-08-2011, 05:49 PM
It's awesome for boards especially because I don't have board racks. It will hold three wakeboards. The outer two are easy to put on, the middle one gets a little tricky becuase it's hard to reach.

mmandley
03-08-2011, 07:01 PM
Hard to reach? Don't you just pop the rear release pins and let it fold down? That's how i do it im to short to reach up there with the Z5 in it normal position

bzubke1
03-08-2011, 07:45 PM
I just stand up on the gunwale to do it. When you flip it down I find that you need a partner to either hold the bimini or put the front of the board under the front bungee strap. I've only put three boards up there maybe 2 or 3 times because it's easier to just put them in the back lockers. That's another thing I love about the lsv, people are always amazed when I throw my board in the back locker.

KG's Supra24
03-08-2011, 11:37 PM
Why don't you have racks?

bzubke1
03-08-2011, 11:44 PM
The boat didn't come with them and we never really needed them because of the z5. Planned on getting some this summer but with the price of gas we will prolly just use that money on gas.

zabooda
03-09-2011, 07:55 PM
My 98 has an aluminum frame bimini that is really nice that came with the boat and I've only seen a few others like it. The bimini slides into a bracket on each side of the tower and then two small bolts on each side are attached. I have no problems on the water or trailering. I install it in June and take it off in September. I even lay it across the engine cover and the back of the boat to support the boat cover in the winter.

viking
03-09-2011, 09:17 PM
zabooda,
I've seen those before a couple of times on older boats and often wondered why they discontinued or quite making them. Seems like a great upgrade and durable? Maybe they had to change due to tower design?

zabooda
03-10-2011, 01:46 AM
My bimini is specific to that type of tower as the mounting brackets have a sleeve to which the tower slides into and the bimini is tapered so it squeezes into the bracket and then a couple of bolts on each side keeps it from moving. It doesn't rattle and covers a large area. it seems with the price of the Z5 that others would be making something

moombadaze
03-10-2011, 07:28 AM
looks like zabooda's cargo top is a precurser to the z5 top.

what lake is that at?

zabooda
03-10-2011, 07:20 PM
That is Lake Roosevelt near Spokane Washington.

moombadaze
03-10-2011, 07:21 PM
I have been to that lake-windsurfed on it actually