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DaveS posted 06-04-2003 07:36 PM ET (US)   Profile for DaveS   Send Email to DaveS  
I've purchased a bimini top for my Newtauk and now I'm wondering where to put the rods when the top is up. I was thinking about some sort of gunnel rod holder but I haven't seen anything I feel comfortable with. What do you do with your rods when the tops up? Any suggestions greatly appreciated...and a little sun wouldn't hurt either!
John O posted 06-04-2003 08:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for John O    
Dave, I am shopping for a Bimini Top for my Newtauk. What are the proper dimensions? What kind did you buy? Any info would help. Have you installed it yet?

Perhaps you could put the rods in the stern on the gunnels (gunwhales) port/starboard. If you do not mind drilling holes. I think it would be deep enough. I have always wanted to put a mahogany seat in the stern. It could hold rods. I was considering putting the board on with some supports connected to the wood on the inside of the gunnels. It may not be strong enough to sit, but it could hold rods and hide the battery and cables.

DaveS posted 06-05-2003 12:51 AM ET (US)     Profile for DaveS  Send Email to DaveS     

I just ordered my top from Overton's (red) 6' long with a width of 72", 3 bow and a 54" high with a 36" slide I'm hoping it will fit overtop my bowrail when not in use. I decided it would work better if I used the surface mount on top of the deck rather than the side mount slide.

For the gunnels, I was thinking about getting some teak and customizing two sets of rod holders (two on each side) and attach them to the sides, althought I'm not sure how yet. I was thinking about one of those stainless steel rocket launchers across the transom but I wasn't sure how it would look. It might also be a bit more than I want to spend at this time. Aluminum is always an option but I want to see when my top comes in how much room I have.

I was watching the weather report tonight and it looks like I might be able to take it out for it's shakedown cruise tomorrow, if everything works out. I got approval from the boss, I might have to take one or both of the kids, but that's part of the fun. I'm just concerned with all the rail we've had there might be a bunch of crap floating in the river. Hopefully we'll start to dry out and have a more stable weather pattern for a while. All this rain has been for the birds!

I'll keep you posted on the status of my top.

Have a good one...


John O posted 06-05-2003 07:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for John O    
Thanks Dave.

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