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Old 24-10-2013, 20:15   #106
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Re: Bimini

Has anyone thought of fabricating a bimini / dingy davits similar to what Seawind has? I love their setup - as it provides a place for a grill, two seats, and davits while not taking any precious fiberglass footage. Very efficient use of space.





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Old 25-10-2013, 06:48   #107
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Dinghy Davit

Maybe this Mahe 36 Davit will help.
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Old 25-10-2013, 07:34   #108
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Yes Cotemar, they almost did it except they stuck a bar in the back where seats would be and put the bimini support in the way.

Does anyone know of a 3d model of a Mahe that's available for download? It would help in designing a davit.
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Old 25-10-2013, 07:45   #109
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I have only seen 2D layouts.
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Old 29-07-2014, 20:55   #110
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Re: Bimini

Hi All
If anyone is interested in an unused/as new factory canvas bikini I have one for sale. I bought it prior to deciding to make a hard bikini.

If anyone is interested please send me a private message.

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Old 14-09-2014, 12:45   #111
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Re: Bimini

Hi there,
I am also planning to replace the canvas bimini with a solid one, and add the missing helm bimini, of course.

However I forgot to take one measurement while at the boat. Could someone tell me the diameter of the existing bimini tubes? Is it 22m or 25mm?


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I believe the Bimini tubes are 28.5 mm (1.125 inch) diameter.
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thanks for the info!!

28mm doesn't make sourcing easy
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Re: Bimini

Mark,
As I continue to follow improvements Mahe owners have made, my upgrade list grows. Re. your bimini hardtop, when you installed the AZEC panels did you lap them over the fiberglass walkway or butt them up against it. I couldn't tell from the photos. Also do you know if your SS fabricator has kept a pattern for the helm top framing and davit solar panel mount, a trip to Conneticutt may well be in my future. Any chance they will be at the Annapolis Sailboat show?
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I installed a .062 inch thick x 2 inch wide x 7 foot 1-1/2 long stainless steel strips over the tube, but under the fiberglass walkway. These ss strips were on both side of the walkway and attached using the same walkway bolts.

The Azec panels were butt against the walkway and then screwed to the SS strips and tubing with #8-32 counter sunk screws that become hidden when finished.

I drilled and taped the tubing for the #8-32 counter sunk screws.

I had Mystic Stainless do my work, but any local fabricator can do this for you. The drawing are pretty simple.
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Re: Bimini

Howdy All,

Our canvas bimini on our 2010 Mahe was in need or replacement. With plans to continue cruising and spending up to 9 months a year on board, we decided to go all out and change to a hard bimini - inspired by the great conversions posted in this thread. The new bimini has been in the planning stages for some time now but at last the mold has come together. Kevin has done an amazing job, guided by our fantastic shipwright Michael. All the labour intensive work such as sanding and waxing has been Kevin's task and today the gelcoat went on. Can't wait to see how it looks when it comes out of the mold......

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