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Old    Ric Abernathy (ricabernathy)      Join Date: Jun 2009       07-06-2009, 12:47 PM Reply   
so it was the third or fourth time I had taken my boat out, and it was getting dark so i put my boat on the trailer and forgot completely about putting my bimini top up and got about 30 miles down I-30 before I thought to myself, oh SH* in shreds now... Anyone else do this? Or am i alone in this stupid puddle of tears and shreds.. Anyone have any idea how much they are?
Old    pdxWAKE.com            07-06-2009, 2:08 PM Reply   
how fast were you going? I am kind of surprised it did anything.... Go to any upholstery shop and they should be able to make you one. You still have the fram right? So you just need the subbrella material. Should not be too bad on price...
Old    Ric Abernathy (ricabernathy)      Join Date: Jun 2009       07-06-2009, 2:23 PM Reply   
well I was goin bout 75.. yeah i still have the frame, ill try that but its bad looks a bit like a black mop.. not sure if all the zippers are even on it still.
Old    mendo247            07-06-2009, 2:26 PM Reply   
I've done it(WOULD'NT RECOMEND IT). Never had a problem. But I sure as hell dont drive 75 while towing...
Old    Murphy Smith (murphy_smith)      Join Date: Dec 2005       07-06-2009, 2:33 PM Reply   
Advice from someone who was once 22 and drove too fast and forget things like the bimini...

SLOW DOWN...it will actually save you time and money in the long run. You can probably get a new Sunbrella for around $200 to $250.
Old    Ric Abernathy (ricabernathy)      Join Date: Jun 2009       07-06-2009, 2:35 PM Reply   
yeah, I was in a hurry to get back.. but thanks..
Old    Ric Abernathy (ricabernathy)      Join Date: Jun 2009       07-06-2009, 2:36 PM Reply   
I kinda thought I would get slammed for going to fast..
Old    Murphy Smith (murphy_smith)      Join Date: Dec 2005       07-06-2009, 2:37 PM Reply   
Is the Bimini from Supra or aftermarket?
Old    Ric Abernathy (ricabernathy)      Join Date: Jun 2009       07-06-2009, 2:49 PM Reply   
it was from supra
Old    Murphy Smith (murphy_smith)      Join Date: Dec 2005       07-06-2009, 2:51 PM Reply   
Call the dealership and see if you can order just a new canvas piece.

If not, there is a guy here in Dallas that will do it in Sunbrella for around $200 to $250.
Old    Art (rallyart)      Join Date: Nov 2006       07-06-2009, 3:25 PM Reply   
At 75 you have 4X the load on the bimini that you do when your at 33, unless you pass a truck or something that adds some extra load.
At 75 you have about 3X more load on the fabric than you do at the top speed of your boat.
But you can get new fabric that's pretty nice if the frame didn't get bent.
Old    Gene Williams (gene3x)      Join Date: Apr 2005       07-06-2009, 5:53 PM Reply   
Mine has a small tear in it and I pull mine all over the place at 65 to 70mph. it is a supra with the one forward facing bar. The rear zips to the tower. Maybe I am just lucky.
Old    Kidder (kidder)      Join Date: Aug 2008       07-06-2009, 8:51 PM Reply   
If your Supra bimini is like my Moomba bimini, it's made by Sunbrella. I left my bimini up on my drive home from Joe Pool. Although, I never got above 35mph. That sucks man. Good luck getting a replacement.

(Message edited by Kidder on July 06, 2009)

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