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chad posted 05-23-2001 12:13 PM ET (US)   Profile for chad   Send Email to chad  
I looked into buying a Mills bimini, but didn't want to part with $800. Has anyone had good experiences with another make, if so what model and measurements.
willyjoe1 posted 05-23-2001 01:41 PM ET (US)     Profile for willyjoe1  Send Email to willyjoe1     
when i bought my 86 13', i let the local company make this bimini top, cost $425, that been many many years ago,sorry i can't remember this company name, sure you will be able find some local company do it and safe some money too, the quality is as good as my montauk's bimini top bought from MEEKS marine,but the montauk's blue top is more standout than the 13'gray thought,this gray match the motor and the boat very well too
scottfarm posted 05-23-2001 04:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for scottfarm  Send Email to scottfarm     
Chad, I bought a top from ameribrand. It's genuine sumbrella with .120 aluminum frame for $225 including shipping(a boot is included in this price). I got a 3 foot slider for $23 more dollars. This one mounts to top of gunnel(67"-72"). Some montauks use a 60" wide top that mounts to lower step halfway down inside of gunnel and it folds nicely just in back of anchor locker. I opted for the bigger version for more shade and higher head clearance. You don't need the stainless as much for a narrow top like these as you do for the much wider tops on bigger boats. I run 40 mph with mine up and it does fine. The sumbrella top is every bit good as Mills--looks great and you can buy 4 of them for what you would pay for one mills top.
carlz posted 05-24-2001 07:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for carlz  Send Email to carlz     
Scottfarm: do you have contact info for Ameribrand?
carlz posted 05-24-2001 01:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for carlz  Send Email to carlz     
found it, I noticed thier fittings look like platic. Are the Mills fittings all metal?

Stainless steel bows are available but you have to look in the Q&A to find this out.

george nagy posted 05-24-2001 01:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for george nagy  Send Email to george nagy     
I have considered a bimini from overton's (made by Hurricane). The overton's price is cheaper though I will opt to pay $250 more for all stainless frame and components and still be way under the mills price. They come in a wide variety of sunbrella and sharkskin fabric colors. I have a similar post to yours about boat covers. I too don't want to part with nearly $1,000 dollars I would rather put that money towards a new engine or some newer electronics.
george nagy posted 05-24-2001 01:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for george nagy  Send Email to george nagy     
Or even another whaler!
whaleryo posted 05-24-2001 04:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for whaleryo  Send Email to whaleryo     
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I just ordered a Sunbrella Bimini for my Sport 15' at $249 including shipping. I'll let you know how I make out with the installation when it arrives (7-10 days).

whaleryo posted 05-24-2001 05:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for whaleryo  Send Email to whaleryo     
Sorry, should have been...

I just ordered a Sunbrella Bimini for my Sport 15' at $249 including shipping. I'll let you know how I make out with the installation when it arrives (7-10 days).

stagalv posted 05-24-2001 05:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for stagalv  Send Email to stagalv     
I see that you too are located in Houston. I am picking up my new bimini tomorrow from Dockside Designs in Seabrook (phone 281-291-0808). They do all of the marine canvas work for my company and do a top quality job. They have made 100's of bimini tops, cushions, etc.. Try them. I am not sure but I believe a retail price for a Montauk bimini will be about $700.
kamml posted 05-25-2001 08:24 AM ET (US)     Profile for kamml  Send Email to kamml     
I purchased a Bimini from Cabella's this spring, Blue Sunbrella, 54"H and 70"W. Fits well, came with a cover. Cost around $250. Aluminum bows, plastic fittings, & straps for hold downs are concerns. I would like to get the rear prop rods for the top sometime soon. I am pleased with the top quality, size and fit over all.
rsilvers posted 05-31-2009 07:39 AM ET (US)     Profile for rsilvers    
Sorry to bring back an old thread but is there an alternative source for a factory bimini for a Montauk 15? I don't want to use aftermarket parts if possible.
jimh posted 06-02-2009 11:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
I've never seen a MONTAUK 15. Perhaps you are asking about a new 150 MONTAUK. If so, please move your inquiry to the POST-CLASSIC discussion. This eight-year-old thread probably is not the best way to initiate this topic.

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