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Old 08-09-2011, 14:46   #1
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Replace Bimini With Hardtop

We have removed the original Bimini from our LAVEZZI and have had a hard top made using the original stainless steel supports , this has allowed us to have new shades fitted while keeping the " removable " roof aver the helm station
The hard top is strong enough toso that we can stand on it to access the boom when required
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Old 08-09-2011, 15:56   #2
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Re: Replace Bimini With Hardtop

Very nice!
What material are the side covers made from?
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Old 08-09-2011, 16:05   #3
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Re: Replace Bimini With Hardtop

My bimini canvas is at the end of it's life. I have considered using the frame to build a cold molded top. Build in rain gutters that are hand rails too as a catchment system.

Your shade system is very nice looking. Does it attatch to the lifelines? I found that nuisance on mine. I am thinking bugie cords, and small plastic clips to go on the life line. Easy to remove going forward instead of untying, and tying........i2f
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Old 08-09-2011, 16:42   #4
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Re: Replace Bimini With Hardtop

Bash has a brilliant hard top that incorporates his solar panels as the roof.

Maybe if he sees this he'll share some pics too!
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Old 09-09-2011, 13:19   #5
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The material is called " breezeway" and comes in different grade depending on the size of the weave. The materail used for the tents is a tighter weave than the one used for the cockpit shades , the tents are almost water proof while causing less windage that ordinary canvas
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Old 09-09-2011, 13:23   #6
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My bimini canvas is at the end of it's life. I have considered using the frame to build a cold molded top. Build in rain gutters that are hand rails too as a catchment system.

Your shade system is very nice looking. Does it attatch to the lifelines? I found that nuisance on mine. I am thinking bugie cords, and small plastic clips to go on the life line. Easy to remove going forward instead of untying, and tying........i2f
No it attaches to the staunchions with a quick clip on clip off system making it easy to move fwd if required , also the straps are fullu adjustable for tension .
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Who did your hardtop and would you recommend him, I would like to have one done for my cat.
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Re: Replace Bimini With Hardtop

Our bimini is also on its last legs (Maxim 380). I too would like to know who built it, and if you don't mind, for how much (ball park).

Looks great, and I'm sure it has added to the enjoyment of your vessel.

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Who did your hardtop and would you recommend him, I would like to have one done for my cat.
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Yes I would recommend the company who built my hardtop , the problem for you is that they are located on the Gold Coast Queensland Australia .
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Old 16-12-2011, 13:58   #10
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Our bimini is also on its last legs (Maxim 380). I too would like to know who built it, and if you don't mind, for how much (ball park).

Looks great, and I'm sure it has added to the enjoyment of your vessel.

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Hi Jeff ,
The hard top was built by a shipwright here in sunny queensland Australia , total cost was $ 11,600.00 Australian dollars .
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Hi Jacques, Can you tell me the contact number or address of the guys who made your hardtop? Did that price include clears and screens? Cheers, Col B
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Hi Jacques, Can you tell me the contact number or address of the guys who made your hardtop? Did that price include clears and screens? Cheers, Col B
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No the clears and shades were made by someone else total cost for these was $ 4,600.00
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