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Old 07-31-2009, 11:14 AM
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I have the same setup as JB Marshall for my 382. We spend lots of weekends out, even on the hook. Essential for those po-up summer storms. Plus, it makes you v-e-r-y popular on rainy days. I highly recommend it.
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Old 07-31-2009, 01:38 PM
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Wnen you live on the wetcoast like me , you must have them readily available if you want to boat all year around.
Mine has a quick relase system to put the bimini section up in seconds.

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No bimini


weather turned out like this for a few hours during the poker run and got drenched like rats ,



By midday weather was fine


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I have one on my Velocity. The full enclosure is grerat when overnighting. We also have screens for the side curtains.
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I think it would be nice to be able to not be pelted with rain and wind.
I keep a full face helmet onboard for any hard rain
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Buddy has it on his 38 Powerquest. Rated to 70mph...and he's tested it at speed too! no problmes and great to stay warm when late fall temps hit up here
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We have a guy here in Richmond that custom makes bimini tops and guarantees them to 85 mph. Several folks have windshields made and adding the rest of the pieces is not hard.
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It is highly illegal & should not be attempted by anyone claiming to be a performance boater.
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Brian, Who is making the Bimini's in Richmond.
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Go to Custom Auto Top on Marshall Street. He can build anything you want. I had him repair my bimini top early this summer and it has done perfectly since then. This fall I'm looking to add the full enclosure.
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Jay, just as Tom typed above. Custom Auto Top on Marshall street is good.

The guy that James' uses in Hopewell is good, but its incredibly slow, and the business is run very poorly; but he does great work.
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