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Best performance on a Bimini top..
|Author||Topic: Best performance on a Bimini top..|
posted 09-21-2002 02:59 PM ET (US)
The framing of the bimini top is attatched to the deck by either, metal or plastic end caps.
Which is better?
posted 09-21-2002 03:50 PM ET (US)
I pulled an "Ian move" as my wife would say and went with the cheap plastic knowing it will eventually break. But stainless steel is pretty $$.
I just hope I can find some used SS before I lean on it and fall overboard.
In the CA sun... the plastic are good for a couple of years... maybe.
posted 09-21-2002 05:38 PM ET (US)
I think the plastics are about as good as the plated Zanak (sp?) in a marine environment. They simply go away after a couple of years, less if not covered.
Opinion: A Whaler deserves stainless steel bows and fittings.
Red sky at night. . .
posted 09-30-2002 01:20 PM ET (US)
Does the stainless firm up the bimini, kinda keep it from swaying back and forth when resting in the rolled up and standing position?
posted 09-30-2002 02:31 PM ET (US)
Yes! It will still sway some but not much. I hate the plastic fittings.
posted 09-30-2002 03:05 PM ET (US)
The plastic has already failed... can't tighten enough without stripping the threads.
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