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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
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    Vicksburg, MI
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    Default Outback V Bimini Mod - Short Rear Poles

    I finally got my bimini mod done. I think it tuned out pretty good.



    The tubes are 2 1/2" long. I don't own a fancy crimper, so I used #8 stainless screws. I drilled and tapped holes for the screws in the tower.



    I bought the rail mount hinges from Gander Mountain / Overtons and modified them.



    I placed a sheet of 40 grit sand paper around a 1 1/4" piece of PVC pipe. The O.D. of the pipe measures about 1 5/8". I rough sanded until I got close, and finished up with some fine sand paper. I cleaned the burrs with a knife.



    The nice thing about it is that I can leave the bimini fully attached, and still fold my tower forward.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
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    Ottawa, Ontario
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    I don't get it.

    What is the advantage to this mod?
    2008 Outback V - gravity III ballasts, perfect pass star gazer, hydraulic wake plate, depth finder, water stainer, rad-a-cage tower, board racks, tower mirror, bimini top, audio package d, graphics package e, appearance package, cockpit & tonneau cover, mooring cover, black stainless rubrail, docking lights, OJ 14.25x14.0 prop.

    Toys: Ronix Viva 136 with Kai bindings, Phase5 Drew Danielo Pro, Straight Line Sumo Sac 750lb, 450lb, 125lb ballast.

  3. #3
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    No rear straps, no flopping around bimini, two hands to put cover on, and head protection from my future Exiles.

  4. #4
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    Aug 2010
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    Acworth, GA
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    Awesome! Do I see a mod front poles in the near future?

    I too despise straps on the bimini, well done Sir, well done indeed!
    Kraig - 2010 Outback V

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Vancouver WA
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    Nice! Great idea molding the brace points to fit tthe tower.


    PWI as usual...

  6. #6
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    Jun 2008
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    Ottawa, Ontario
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    I competely forgot about those straps.

    My boat has been in storage since October so I almost forget what she looks like. lol
    2008 Outback V - gravity III ballasts, perfect pass star gazer, hydraulic wake plate, depth finder, water stainer, rad-a-cage tower, board racks, tower mirror, bimini top, audio package d, graphics package e, appearance package, cockpit & tonneau cover, mooring cover, black stainless rubrail, docking lights, OJ 14.25x14.0 prop.

    Toys: Ronix Viva 136 with Kai bindings, Phase5 Drew Danielo Pro, Straight Line Sumo Sac 750lb, 450lb, 125lb ballast.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
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    Tigard, Oregon
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    Great idea! I may have to copy this at some point.
    Al

    2006 Mobius LSV

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