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Old 05-26-2018, 10:51 PM   #1
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Prairie 29 Hard top? 3 or 4 bow bimini?

Wondering if any of you have a visual preference for the bimini size on a Prairie 29.

I have to replace mine, and the 72" X 95" is pretty short for the back seats. I've even gotten 'red neck' from the setting sun.

Debating if a 4 bow would be visually acceptable. I've never seen a 29 with such a long bimini. Or with a hard top (excepting 'SeaDog' which is a 36.)

Any thoughts on bimini size on a Prairie?
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ID:	76715My 29 has a full bimini top. It covers the entire upper station.
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Attachment 76715My 29 has a full bimini top. It covers the entire upper station.


Ooohhhh. Nice pic. Havenít seen a 29 with a Bimini that long. Regarding the aft cockpit Bimini. Do you have any pics of it from above and from below. I have to remove my hard top this summer. I was contemplating making a one off mold and laying up a fiberglass roof, to make the ladder area hatch water resistant. How did you accomplish this with a canvas top?
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I just bought a bimini to cover my entire flybridge. The frame it replaced was much stronger out of stainless steel but aging with a trashed top.

I bought this one for $240 on amazon and time will tell if it holds up. The aluminum isn't nearly as strong but it's lightweight and easy to fold away.. Also cheap!

Not ready to recommend it until it holds up for awhile but initially impressed.



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I just bought a bimini to cover my entire flybridge. The frame it replaced was much stronger out of stainless steel but aging with a trashed top.

I bought this one for $240 on amazon and time will tell if it holds up. The aluminum isn't nearly as strong but it's lightweight and easy to fold away.. Also cheap!

Not ready to recommend it until it holds up for awhile but initially impressed.



https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


@Mr Smith and Wesson. . From what I can see you split the frames to a high mount and a low mount. Do they nest on top of one another when you fold them up? I didnít think this was possible.
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@Mr Smith and Wesson. . From what I can see you split the frames to a high mount and a low mount. Do they nest on top of one another when you fold them up? I didnít think this was possible.
I live in FL and have never once taken mine down lol.

If I could afford a hardtop i'd never look back.
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