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Oct 30, 2022

60 ft sailboat tropical storage cover

I have been using 14 oz vinyl tarps and they don’t last 2 years and store bot extra heavy duty don’t last 4 months. I use 16 by 20 tarps tied to the life

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Sep 09, 2022

Is there a way to attach the rear bimini tube to a mizzen mast?

I'd like to eliminate bimini straps so access to the cockpit and sheet winches is clear. I'd like to attach the rear bimini tube to my mizzen mast and

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Jul 20, 2022

How can I stop the zippers from opening I the wind while underway?

Zippers on Bimini top opening in the wind while underway Hi Mark, Yes, there is a way to stop your marine zipper from working itself open while underway

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Jul 18, 2022

How to repair VERY large holes in a like-new canopy

What a cute name Cover Girl! Rats chewed a few holes 12 plus in diameter in a like-new pontoon canopy. I thought of iron on patches but can't find them

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Jun 28, 2022

Tie down pontoon boat cover

Looking for a solution for tying down the pontoon boat cover while storing on the water. Hi Jan, Your best solution is to install eye straps or lashing

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Jun 10, 2022

1 1/4" bimini frame onto a 1" rail?

Current bimini and rails are 1. Qwest pontoon. How can I install a new 1 1/4 bimini frame on my 1rails? Hi, Your correct that most of the mounting hinges

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May 03, 2022

Looking for plastic washers that are flat on one side and curved to fit around 1.25" diam tubing

I want to attach a rail to my Bimini tubes by screwing or through-bolting through the tubing and through the Bimini cover material. Just looking for the

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May 03, 2022

Allen Key not fitting

My Allen key does not fit the screws to just my canopy so the two side curtains can go out properly how do I get the screws out properly thank you Mik

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Apr 03, 2022

Help finding quick release deck curtian hold downs

I want to replace these curtains hold downs but can't find them anywhere. I attached a photo. Thanks

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Apr 03, 2022

Aqualon edge or sunbrella for custom boat cover?

having a boat cover for my 20 foot Mariah. Towing is important . Is the aqualon strong enough to hold up to towing?

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