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Old 05-08-2021, 04:33 AM
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Where to get a bimini for ZFT3 tower?

I've scoured the forums, but all of the leads I've found have run dry. Hoping someone has insight on where to find a bimini. I'd prefer OEM, but I'm fine with aftermarket. I have to lower the tower to get in the garage, so a foldable or easily removed frame is high on the list.

Places I've struck out:

1) Local dealer
2) MidWest Water Sports (a 2017 post says they got an OEM bimini for $600 here); said they're not willing to ship anymore
3) Towerbiminis.com
4) Krypt Watersports (and by extension, I'm assuming Indy as well but waiting to hear back)

Local dealer says they don't carry biminis past 5 years and referred me to an upholstery shop. Shop quote was $1200 and they want my boat for 3 weeks. Sounds like a bad deal all around, though I'm sure it would be a high quality product.

I'm trying bigairwaketowers.com, but I think my tower legs are too fat. Website says 2.5" max diameter. Going to measure when I get home to be sure, but it doesn't sound promising. I like this design: http://bigairwaketowers.com/bimini/supershadowbimini/

Going to Powell in 5 weeks and hoping to have something in place while we look down at the water from the end of the launch ramps.
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Old 05-08-2021, 08:14 AM
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Do you need the frame as well as the canvas?

Check with Bruce out of Action Watersports in Fenton Michigan.
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Old 05-08-2021, 08:47 AM
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This guy posts on the MC Owners Facebook page. He has posted pics of biminis stacked.

Iíve never bought from him.

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Old 05-08-2021, 07:00 PM
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Awesome! Thanks for the suggestions. Yes, I need frame as well as the canvas.

The top bar and legs measure 2.4" diameter after all. I'm still surprised Krypt said no. Their clamps should fit. Anyway, I'll check out the OEM sources first.
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Old 05-09-2021, 06:07 AM
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This guy posts on the MC Owners Facebook page. He has posted pics of biminis stacked.

Iíve never bought from him.

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Yeah, good call. This pic.

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Old 05-11-2021, 02:43 PM
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I've been chatting with Pete, and we're trying to determine if he has the right bimini. Anyone know if X2 biminis are compatible to the X1?
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Old 05-11-2021, 04:06 PM
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This guy posts on the MC Owners Facebook page. He has posted pics of biminis stacked.

Iíve never bought from him.

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^Contact info. I texted him at both numbers and he responded from both haha. He was quickest to respond to -5799.
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Old 05-11-2021, 03:51 PM
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I have an '08 X1 that I would also like to find a bimini for. Does he have more than one for the ZFT3?
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Old 05-11-2021, 03:59 PM
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He has several for the ZFT3. Trying to make sure they match the boat as not all ZFT3s are the same.
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Old 05-11-2021, 04:01 PM
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I would assume the feet are spaced differently for the different models to account for the varying beams.

I will see what I can find on the models. Do you have his contact info?

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