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    Default Bimini top suggestions.

    I am at a point where it is time to purchase a Bimini top. I have looked around at several different manufacturers. I am looking for a 91-96" width and 12' length in a white or light grey. It will primarily be a sun shade. It will occasionally need to pull rain duty. The prices I have found start around $300 and go up to around $1000.

    This is the one I am leaning toward @ $369+$30 shipping. It has 1" square tubing. I can get the same top with 1" round tubing for $299 plus shipping. http://www.vortexdirect.com/1239-grey-12399196.html

    Has anyone on here used a 12' length top?
    Loyd
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    I got mine for the fishing boat from this ebay seller. Good quality fabric holding up well in the third season of use.

    http://www.ebay.com/sch/safeguardcov...84.m1439.l2654

    It looks like he may be gone, only has a few items listed. Maybe you can try to contact him via ebay.

    What you have there looks very nice, I wouldn't be afraid of that one. My ebay seller is probably gone, your's looks like a good alternative.
    Last edited by Moser; 07-21-2014 at 11:15 PM.
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    Thanks Moser. I will probably end up ordering the one I linked to. Not many companies build the 12' models. Just concerned about the overall strength of the frame. I have an 8' top on my Skiff it is ok for the skiff but not big enough for the pontoon. I really don't want the hassle of having two 8' tops.
    Loyd
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    1outboard, the following link will show you another alternative. I've dealt with these fellows a couple times and they supply top notch products & service.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pontoon-Bimi...-/221502975263
    Hope this info helps.

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    Thanks Guys. I ended up ordering the 12' top from Vortex Direct. It should be delivered Tuesday. I will get some pictures of the assembly and install.
    Loyd
    Retired US Army
    2013 24' Custom Pontoon
    2014 60HP Mercury Big Foot

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