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BGeorge01
03-28-2013, 11:28 AM
Here in the next couple weeks I will be adding a binimi to the boat(no tower), I have read all I can find on here and the rest of the internet about how to do it. I have a couple more questions if someone who has done this before can add some input. Ive read to tape it off with blue painters tape, drill holes in reverse, do a smaller pilot hole first. Sound about right so far?

Now after the holes are drilled do I need to add silicon or a pad of some sort so water doesnt get into the holes? Also is there a particular type of bit that I should use or will just a new sharp bit due?

If I am missing anything or any advice I will gladly take it as I am not excited about drilling into the boat, excited about the addition just not the holes..haha

Thanks for the input.

Boonejeepin
03-28-2013, 12:59 PM
I would recommend sanding around the edges of the holes at a 45 degree angle to reduce the chance of spider cracks.

bergermaister
03-28-2013, 01:07 PM
Curious what kind of tower? That may help to direct any more specific advice regarding padding/feet, support bracing, etc.

The first hole is a nail biter. They're much easier after you have that one under your belt.

kaneboats
03-28-2013, 01:30 PM
I will be adding a binimi to the boat(no tower)

Uh, I believe he said there was no tower.

bergermaister
03-28-2013, 01:40 PM
Doh! I need to quit drinkin in the morning...

kaneboats
03-28-2013, 01:55 PM
Well, don't over-react.

BGeorge01
03-28-2013, 01:58 PM
I would recommend sanding around the edges of the holes at a 45 degree angle to reduce the chance of spider cracks.

I will add this to the list, thanks


Doh! I need to quit drinkin in the morning...

would'nt do that, makes the day better!

bergermaister
03-29-2013, 09:40 AM
I know I know, everyone hates a quitter :p

freeflydenny
03-29-2013, 11:23 PM
I was gonna try and build a T top canopy for my tower next weekend and save about 600$.
Has anyone ever had any success in doing this? Im going to try and make it strong enough to hold boards and what ever else I wanna put up there.
I googled diy canopy's but not much came up.....

wolfeman131
03-30-2013, 07:45 AM
Somebody on here posted an awesome DIY of their Z5 replica

kaneboats
04-01-2013, 09:53 AM
Believe it was the man down under. Aussie.

moombahighrider
04-01-2013, 10:53 AM
Believe it was the man down under. Aussie.

That's what I was thinking. I searched for the thread but found nothing.

Ausfire is his name on here.

bergermaister
04-01-2013, 06:44 PM
http://www.moomba.com/msgboard/showthread.php?21541-Z5-cargo-style-Bimini

freeflydenny
04-01-2013, 08:00 PM
awesome thanks, that is exactly what Im looking for. I would love to build one from aluminum but I only have a mig welder. I may need to use EMT conduit. A bit cheesier but I gotta keep the cost down.
That threads a big help!!!

kaneboats
04-02-2013, 09:46 AM
That's him: Wakemaker. Nice bimini.

wolfeman131
04-02-2013, 10:06 AM
Normally, I look at the forum on an ipad using tapatalk where the avatars don't show. Checking it out on a pc today and stopped the fast scroll when I spotted "freeflydenny's."

What's the story with that? Let us know over here: http://www.moomba.com/msgboard/showthread.php?21696-What-s-up-with-that-name-!