some of you may remember my $40 shade i built for my nautique
well a little nicer boat now, means allitle nicer shade.
my mobius LSV came with the stock bimini thats just, well, gay. looks like it belongs on a bayliner and only really shaded the driver and passenger, plus you have to put it up and down everytime.
all the ones you buy were expensive and the less expenive ones were just generic and still $500+. so i decided to build my own.
got some supplys and headed to my buddy brads. have to give him credit for all the welding.
4x billet tower clamps (bullet)
3x 1"x10' conduit
4x 90* bent corners
1/2" steel tube
nuts, bolts, and washers
1/4" x 1" aluminum bar
2 yards Sunbrella Marine 80" fabric
adhesion promotor and paint
Total Invested: $267
final size is 61" x 63" or about 5' x 5'
getting the sides welded up
center bolt sleeves. weld in at the same angle as the tower. prevents the bolt from crushing the tube.
welded nuts for the front supports. on the inside so there hidden from view.
mocked up with the center bolts only.
i just finished weld cleanup, sanding and priming. painting as i type this.
ill keep the post updated as i go.