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deafgoose
07-18-2008, 11:45 AM
I bought the OEM Moomba bimini top and now I need to install it.

Can this be done buy a DIY'er or is this a job for the dealer?

zegm
07-18-2008, 12:02 PM
It should be fairly easy to do!

Jon J
07-18-2008, 01:13 PM
Deafgoose,

Do you mind me asking how much that top cost you? I am looking into the same thing. Did you get it from the US? Or your local Canadian dealer. My dealer in Calgary wants $750 and there are some nice looking aftermarket ones in the US for $300 with shipping.

Thx - JonJ

deafgoose
07-18-2008, 01:16 PM
Deafgoose,

Do you mind me asking how much that top cost you? I am looking into the same thing. Did you get it from the US? Or your local Canadian dealer. My dealer in Calgary wants $750 and there are some nice looking aftermarket ones in the US for $300 with shipping.

Thx - JonJ

I got it from http://www.bay-marine.com in Trenton Ontario. It was $695+tx and shipping was $100 but I got it the next day by FedEx.

deafgoose
07-18-2008, 01:51 PM
The only thing that I am worried about is that I dont have any installation instructions and the hardware included looks to be incomplete.

http://www.dansouliere.com/pictures/hardware1.jpg

http://www.dansouliere.com/pictures/hardware2.jpg

deerfield
07-18-2008, 02:18 PM
Deaf - I think about a month back Laz did an install of a bimini on his '07 Outback and friend's '07 Outback V. Should be a thread on the BB. I took pictures for him of the factory installed bimini on my '07 Outback. - Deeerfield

deafgoose
07-18-2008, 02:29 PM
Deaf - I think about a month back Laz did an install of a bimini on his '07 Outback and friend's '07 Outback V. Should be a thread on the BB. I took pictures for him of the factory installed bimini on my '07 Outback. - Deeerfield

Found it. Thanks!

After looking at those pics I am missing ALOT of hardware. I really wanted to install this today. Crap!

http://www.moomba.com/msgboard/showthread.php?t=5587

bigbee
07-18-2008, 02:36 PM
Found it. Thanks!

After looking at those pics I am missing ALOT of hardware. I really wanted to install this today. Crap!

http://www.moomba.com/msgboard/showthread.php?t=5587

Do you live anywhere close to a bass pro shop? I know I've picked up some bimini hardware there...

deafgoose
07-18-2008, 02:38 PM
Do you live anywhere close to a bass pro shop? I know I've picked up some bimini hardware there...

Nope. :(

There is one in Toronto but that is a 4hr drive.

deafgoose
07-18-2008, 06:36 PM
So who is responsible for the missing hardware? Skiers Choice?

The bimini was perfectly sealed so it was not my dealers fault.

Who should I be calling to ask for the missing hardware?

Sled491
07-19-2008, 11:03 PM
Deaf, of course call your dealer, but if yor in a hurry go to any marine store. Are the attatchement feet maybe already on the base of the top? BUt this install should go easy with a drill and philps screw driver. Remember to pre drill every thing with a 3/32 or 1/8th drill bit. Remember to run the drill in reverse when drilling the pilot holes into the fiber glass.

deafgoose
07-20-2008, 12:15 AM
Deaf, of course call your dealer, but if yor in a hurry go to any marine store. Are the attatchement feet maybe already on the base of the top? BUt this install should go easy with a drill and philps screw driver. Remember to pre drill every thing with a 3/32 or 1/8th drill bit. Remember to run the drill in reverse when drilling the pilot holes into the fiber glass.

No feet are on the base. I am missing pretty much everything.

I will give my dealer a call on Monday.

Thanks for the install tips!