New bow cover and Bimini top

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Alan
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New bow cover and Bimini top

Post by Alan » 05 Sep 2018, 20:04

The factory Bow Cover is easy to add to a F-Rib although there were no instructions.

1 Dry fit the bow cover to the boat with the rubber pole pad attached to the metal poles. It only took a couple minutes of adjustments to get a good fit. The biggest question was what to attach the side straps to. I seem to go between the paddle lock or the nearest rope tie down. While both work I think I will add a D ring shortly.
2 Mark the rubber mount location and disassemble.
3 Glue the rubber mounts as previously dry fitted.
4 Allow to cure and reassemble.
5 The Bow cover could even be folded forward after removing the side straps
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The Bimini top had marginal instructions but an hour later it was ready for a dry fit to mark the rubber mounting pad locations. Then glue the pads, allow to cure and reassemble. No more sun burn! :clappy
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The Bow Cover works great to avoid splash but I have did not have time to try the Bimini Top. Unfortunately 2 weddings will keep me off the lake tor a couple of weeks :(
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Re: New bow cover and Bimini top

Post by Martin » 05 Sep 2018, 22:05

Great stuff Alan, I'm loving the bimini... :clappy
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Re: New bow cover and Bimini top

Post by Mitch » 06 Sep 2018, 10:15

I like it as well Alan, the only problem I can see is when I’m casting out when fishing.

Alan
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Re: New bow cover and Bimini top

Post by Alan » 06 Sep 2018, 12:15

Mitch,
Detach the two forward straps and the fabric cover will fold rearward and rest against the rear triangular supports. This leaves the forward
3/4 's of the boat open for casting. Not a perfect solution I admit but I will see what else can be done over the winter.
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