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#1 Sat, May 8, 2010 5:33 AM

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Does the rope hit the rear straps of a bimini top at deep short line?

I want give my wife some shade while driving our boat. I hate the thought of putting holes in it and the bulkiness of a bimini top.

Has anyone heard of some type of affective top connecting to the pylon? Or something mounting to the floor and covering just the driver?

I also wonder if the rope hits the straps at -38 and -39.5.

I would help design something if there are others interested in such an animal. I like the idea best of a pylon mount with a couple of front straps.

Thank you for any help.


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#2 Sat, May 8, 2010 5:39 AM

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Re: Does the rope hit the rear straps of a bimini top at deep short line?

I pull 39.5 off behind my CC196 every trip to the lake.  The bimini straps do not interfere. I've got them mounted in line with the back of the driver's seat which is about 6" ahead of the pylon. 

Once you put a bimini on, you'll wonder how you lived without it for so long. lol


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#3 Sat, May 8, 2010 6:06 AM

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Re: Does the rope hit the rear straps of a bimini top at deep short line?

Bimini's are the way to go! Like Shane said, you'll wonder how you ever lived without one! I pull a guy into -41 quite often with no issues from the Bimini. I think boats look naked without them! Ha Ha

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#4 Sat, May 8, 2010 7:26 AM

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Re: Does the rope hit the rear straps of a bimini top at deep short line?

http://www.proskicoach.com/forum/uploads/6212_bimini_top.jpg

I have a Mastercraft and looking at the pictures in the Overtonís catalog, it looks like the rear straps would be way behind the pylon of my boat.


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#5 Sat, May 8, 2010 7:49 AM

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Re: Does the rope hit the rear straps of a bimini top at deep short line?

You can't go by the pictures in overton's. For a 2003+ MC 190/197 I think they use an 82" wide bimini. You'll want 48" length. That's a pretty standard bimini(79-84Wx30-36Hx48L) That picture above is a 72" length.  If you buy the correct length and mount it correctly, it will not impede with the rope.


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