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Old    Justin (justsan)      Join Date: May 2009       07-09-2009, 6:05 PM Reply   
I'm trying to decide on what color bimini top to go with, and was thinking of solid black (my boat is primarily black). Does anyone have this, or been in a boat with a solid black bimini? Is it hotter than a multi color bimini/does it project heat? Would you suggested it or recommend one if you have one or have used one?
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Old    Sparky Jay (wake_upppp)      Join Date: Nov 2003       07-09-2009, 6:07 PM Reply   
Have one. Never noticed any difference from any other color I've been around.
Old    Hate N Pain (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       07-09-2009, 6:18 PM Reply   
It's no hotter under and around it.
Old    dhcomp (dhcomp)      Join Date: Jun 2003       07-09-2009, 6:19 PM Reply   
Get it. If it matches the boat, dont' worry about teh color in terms of heat. Mine works great.
Old    Hate2party (slipknot)      Join Date: Aug 2001       07-09-2009, 6:49 PM Reply   
you need to have an orange stripe down the middle and black on the outsides
Old    Trace (trace)      Join Date: Feb 2002       07-09-2009, 7:09 PM Reply   
I have one too, no hotter and darker shade underneath than light colors.
Old    Brandon (bp22)      Join Date: Oct 2006       07-09-2009, 8:29 PM Reply   
No hotter and I think it provides better shade than the lighter color biminis.

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Old    Cameron Broussard (cameronb)      Join Date: Jun 2009       07-09-2009, 9:03 PM Reply   
ours is black.. it gets the job done..no hotter
Old    John Bauer (jonyb)      Join Date: Nov 2008       07-09-2009, 9:05 PM Reply   
ditto, mines black too.
Old    Tommy G (tommyg)      Join Date: Apr 2002       07-09-2009, 9:07 PM Reply   
Mine's red, it's 10% cooler.

Old    Brandon Burek (yubasanger)      Join Date: Jul 2007       07-09-2009, 9:23 PM Reply   
Just recently switched from a yellow/black to an all black and no real change in temp to me.
Old    Razzman (razzman)      Join Date: Dec 2006       07-09-2009, 9:38 PM Reply   
Had a black one and just got this one, no diff.

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Old    Justin (justsan)      Join Date: May 2009       07-09-2009, 9:40 PM Reply   
Nice! ...all black it is.
Todd, I think I'm stickin with one color ;-)
My idea when I bought the bought was to stick with black for all accessories, and I think a bimini counts.
Thanks guys!
Old    Bevan (stxr_racer)      Join Date: Jun 2006       07-09-2009, 10:58 PM Reply   
Another vote for black..
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Old    Mikeski (mikeski)      Join Date: Aug 2003       07-09-2009, 11:40 PM Reply   
Black or other dark colors provide better shade. This is what the canvas shop recommended when I got my cover and bimini done. I have had 2 black bimini's and my current one is dark blue.
Old    Justin (justsan)      Join Date: May 2009       07-10-2009, 6:04 AM Reply   
Nice -Bevan, that black bimini looks great with the tan boat!
I'm hoping to keep the orange stripe as suttle as possible:
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Old    Tommy G (tommyg)      Join Date: Apr 2002       07-10-2009, 7:24 AM Reply   
What you really need to focus on when you put a bimini on is making sure that you get it installed at the exact height you want it. Was at skier's beach last weekend at the delta and I looked around at the biminis...I noticed that there are some that are so high up, they provide less shade. Then there's some that are so low, there's no way you can stand up in the boat. Make sure you find that balance where it's going to give you the right amount of shade and right amount of headroom.

IMO.
Old    Trevor Gleadhill (trevorg7)      Join Date: Mar 2008       07-10-2009, 7:36 AM Reply   
Tommy G makes a good point. My old Nautique had a low bimini and it was a pain to pass under. One 'want' for my new boat was a over the top bimini. I might sacrafic some shade but there is still good coverage for the driver, observer and others.

I find this one no hotter than the white one I had on my old boat.

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(Message edited by trevorg7 on July 10, 2009)
Old    266CrownlineBR (266crownlinebr)      Join Date: Apr 2007       07-12-2009, 2:37 AM Reply   
Black here too - picture doesn't show, but I had a second one added to the front of the boat that zippers to the rear bimini. Added another 9+ feet of shade and was worth every penny. AZ heat is killer.

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Old    Bevan (stxr_racer)      Join Date: Jun 2006       07-12-2009, 3:53 AM Reply   
Thanks Justin.

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