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    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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    I would recommend sanding around the edges of the holes at a 45 degree angle to reduce the chance of spider cracks.
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    Curious what kind of tower? That may help to direct any more specific advice regarding padding/feet, support bracing, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BGeorge01 View Post
    I will be adding a binimi to the boat(no tower)
    Uh, I believe he said there was no tower.
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    Doh! I need to quit drinkin in the morning...
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    Well, don't over-react.
    My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boonejeepin View Post
    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

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    would'nt do that, makes the day better!
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    I know I know, everyone hates a quitter
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    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.....

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    Somebody on here posted an awesome DIY of their Z5 replica
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