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Bimini top for 17' Alert
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posted 04-11-2002 06:51 AM ET (US)
I am purchasing a Bimini top for my Alert 17. The top for the Montauk looks too tall. Reviewing the pictures of the 1972 Katama on Cetacea, the top looks lower.
I'm open to any and all suggestions. Thanks, in advance, for your input.
posted 04-11-2002 07:28 PM ET (US)
Paul - My 1979 catalog shows the thwart seat 17' Sport model with a Mills canvas sun top, which is a lower design than required for the Montauk. It's very nice looking and specially designed for your boat. You might see if Mills can still make this for you.
My guess is they can.
An earlier 1970 catalog shows that they also made a complete Flying Top set for the Currituck/Sport, which included a forward shelter and windshield. This system seems to have been dropped before 1979, but maybe Mills can still make it, if you need full weather protection.
posted 04-12-2002 01:27 AM ET (US)
Thanks, Larry. I'll give them a call.
posted 04-13-2002 09:06 AM ET (US)
The boat has black graphics on white gelcoat. Has anyone had experience with a black bimini top? Should I stick with red instead?
posted 04-15-2002 06:14 AM ET (US)
I have a 1998 17' standard, which has the low console and thwart seating. I bought my sun top from Mills and it fits perfectly and looks good.
I went with the whaler blue (darker shade).
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