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  1. #1
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    Default Bimini Top

    I will be looking for a Bimini top for my 1957 15' Lyman Outboard Runabout.
    I understand these have been made specifically for this boat.
    Any suggestions out there?
    Thanks
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  2. #2
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    Default Re: Bimini Top

    That job is just basic canvas work. Any decent canvas shop should handle it with ease.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Bimini Top

    I used to be a "decent canvas shop" but the last two Bimini tops I've had were purchased readymade, and considering that they were only about $100 each they have worked quite well. The one I stuck on the Whaler came from Amazon. Nothing terribly fancy, it just works. I did switch the fore and aft support straps with thin Dyneema line which is less prone to flap at speed. The front lines are fitted with toggles that fit into a couple of stainless eye straps forward on the hull, so it can be quickly dropped and folded aft when fishing.

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

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    The second top was for one of our inflatable cataraft pontoon boats and came from Oceansouth. It has the rear support leg, so it stays upright, but has a pretty clever built-in pocket that it stows in when folded out of the way.

    https://oceansouth.us/shop/bimini-to...CABEgK1uvD_BwE

    Yes, I could buy the frames and make my own, but I just wanted a couple of simple tops and it was easier just to buy them.

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Bimini Top

    Those are quite reasonably priced. You probably couldn't buy all the stuff to make them yourself any cheaper.

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