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tommyadrian5 08-20-2003 1:32 PM

Does anybody know where i can get a decent bimini for a (original) zeroflex tower that isn't ridiculously expensive. I don't want a custom one if i don't have to. Do any companies just make bimini's that just fit on specific towers??? I want one that mounts to the tower only, i don't want to have to drill my gunnels at all, and one that folds up nicely. <BR>thanks, <BR>tom <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR>(Message edited by tommyadrian5 on August 20, 2003)

tommyadrian5 08-21-2003 5:57 AM


sprucie 08-21-2003 2:59 PM

Tom, I've been wrestling with a similar idea. <BR>My bimini is way too low, I keep hitting my head on it. <BR> <BR>You might be able to measure the distance between your horizontal tubes on your tower then measure your height to just below your tower, leaving room for speakers lights etc. <BR> <BR>I think overton's and other carry generic biminis that you can order based on measurements in stead of boat types or types of towers. <BR> <BR>Good luck.

bobbymucic 08-21-2003 3:18 PM

I bought a bimini from overtons for my old boat. It was sunbrella material and cost about 250. I bought stainless quick-release swivelmounts. <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/79410.jpg" alt=""> <BR> <BR> <BR>I did mount those to the boat, just above the tower mounts. <BR> <BR>On my new boat, I mounted the the bimini to the tower. I used those mount again, but I had to make an adapter shaped to fit the curvature around the tower. It works well. Now I can cover and uncover the boat with the bimini folded up and strapped to the tower. <BR>

clint_h 08-22-2003 7:58 AM

Texas Mastercraft has a guy that makes biminis for the Zero Flex. They attach to the tower and are high enough to walk under. I have one and love it. Try giving them a call.

renegade 08-22-2003 8:14 AM

I have the a 2000 Xstar and I was wondering if the boss bimini would work, anyone have it?

tommyadrian5 08-22-2003 8:31 AM

Does the texas mastercraft guy's cover fold up and everything, that sounds really good i'll give him a call thanks for the heads up.

clint_h 08-22-2003 9:50 AM

Check out this boat at TX Mastercraft. This looks like mine except mine is black. It has a round clamp to go around the tower and the hooks are mounted to the tower as well so you don't have to drill into the gelcoat. <BR> <BR><a href="http://www.texasmastercraft.com/index_inventory.jsp?go=detail&amp;boatid=153865#" target="_blank">http://www.texasmastercraft.com/index_inventory.jsp?go=detail&amp;boatid=153865#</a>

tommyadrian5 08-22-2003 9:57 AM

That looks good, i have the older style zeroflex though, but that looks like it might work. This is what my tower looks like. <BR> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/79520.jpg" alt="">

clint_h 08-22-2003 10:06 AM

I think you would have to put a hook on the gelcoat on your boat. The tower doesn't go back enough to provide a place to secure the top. You could definitly mount the front hook to the tower. <BR> <BR>Call Jeff Knight at the dealership 972-399-0111 he will shoot straight with you.

tommyadrian5 08-22-2003 10:19 AM

Yea that's what i'm minding, i don't really mind putting a hook on the gelcoat, i just don't want any of the support bars on the gelcoat, making me have to get the cover altered or take the whole thing off every time i cover the boat.

tommyadrian5 08-22-2003 10:52 AM

I thought i'd seen this a while back and i found it in the accessories for sale section (too bad its already sold its exactly what i'm looking for). I guess boss has a way to mount it only to the ZF tower (this is the ZFF tower but its the same geometry and all). Guess i'll give my boss dealer a call. Hope its not much more than this guy was asking. <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/79524.jpg" alt="">

turtle 08-22-2003 10:09 PM

Sorry for the delay on this. I have that tower, and my Bimini is all tower mounted.....I tried everythin I could to get around going custom...but it will not work. (If you can prove me wrong, and i hope you can cause it will save you some money) <BR> <BR>I have a tower mounted bimini, with one stripe, delivered for 685.00. But do not get the tower clamps for the front....PITA, have mitch make you a short strap for the front that clips to the tower. <BR> <BR> <BR><a href="http://www.johnsonbimini.com/" target="_blank">http://www.johnsonbimini.com/</a>

johns 08-24-2003 7:28 PM

Tom, that was my old boat. I paid around $600-700 can't really remember, for that bimini and it did not even fit when it showed up. I had to bend the front supports inward to fit inside the narrower front tower legs. It was nice when I had it though. Hope you get what your looking for. if you have any questions please let me know. Peace <BR>John

tommyadrian5 08-25-2003 5:25 AM

I was eyeing mine this weekend to see how it would fit, i noticed that the front gap between the tower arms is smaller than the rear, meaning i'd have to have the bimini smaller in the rear than it could be. I'm going to call Boss and see what they have to say, if i'm going to pay that much i want something that is going to fit and fit well, did yours fold up easily?

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