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.
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Thread: Bimini install
03-28-2013, 12:28 PM #1Member
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Bimini install1998 Outback
03-28-2013, 01:59 PM #2
I would recommend sanding around the edges of the holes at a 45 degree angle to reduce the chance of spider cracks.2010 Moomba XLV
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03-28-2013, 02:07 PM #3
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."If your work speaks for itself - don't interrupt"
03-28-2013, 02:30 PM #4
03-28-2013, 02:40 PM #5
Doh! I need to quit drinkin in the morning..."If your work speaks for itself - don't interrupt"
03-28-2013, 02:55 PM #6
Well, don't over-react.My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
03-28-2013, 02:58 PM #7Member
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03-29-2013, 10:40 AM #8
I know I know, everyone hates a quitter"If your work speaks for itself - don't interrupt"
03-30-2013, 12:23 AM #9
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.....
03-30-2013, 08:45 AM #10
Somebody on here posted an awesome DIY of their Z5 replicaDrew
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