Factory Bimini Top

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Factory Bimini Top

Postby ODYS5EY » Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:46 pm

Anyone know what company made the factory Bimini tops on the 2008 212 SS boats? I have called the companies new parts number and they said they could get me a replacement but that has been about two months now and I’m getting nowhere so just curious if anyone knows and I will call them directly.

Any help is appreciated..
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Postby taffy3 » Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:00 pm

This might not be what you want to hear and I apologize in advance if that's so but why do you need a factory replacement?

Any competent local shop should be able to replicate your factory top. They stand a good chance of making a better top than the original.

Good Luck,

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Postby ODYS5EY » Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:52 am

Yea, I have tried several local places around the Nashville area but haven’t found anyone that will build the frame.

The main reason I want a factory replacement is I don’t want to get one from Overton’s or wherever with all the straps, I want it to mount like a factory one. Guess I’ll keep looking.

Thanks for the info,
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Postby youmansjason01 » Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:32 pm

My 2007 237LS came with a "Taylor Made" bimini top. A couple of years ago I contacted them about possibly replacing the bimini frame on my boat, and they confirmed they had the template. I ended up not needing to replace mine, but at least I know they had it available.

http://www.taylormadeproducts.com/
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Postby dancaravelle267 » Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:17 pm

DO NOT GO TO TAYLOR TOP for a replacement! I have tried and failed multiple time! They can't hit their a** with both hands. I sound harsh but I gave them many many tries to get me my new top and they never got it right. They finally gave up and sent me a check for an aftermarket company to do it. Worst boat company experience I have had.
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Postby ODYS5EY » Wed May 01, 2013 3:54 pm

Thanks for the info!! I had already called them, but they didn’t have the factory pattern anyhow. I think I finally found a local shop in Nashville that is going to do the work. :D Most likely going to cost triple :cry: but what the hey, at least this way I can get it made extra low (The way I want it).
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Postby taffy3 » Wed May 01, 2013 7:48 pm

All my life I've paid more to get it the way I want it. Never regretted it either.
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Re: Factory Bimini Top

Postby danield » Sat Aug 17, 2013 6:20 pm

Don't know if my reply is to late or will even work but I have the factory bimini for my 2002 Interceptor in great condition that I don't use due to adding a tower and having a custom bimini made.....its blue
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Re: Factory Bimini Top

Postby ODYS5EY » Tue Aug 27, 2013 12:47 pm

danield wrote:Don't know if my reply is to late or will even work but I have the factory bimini for my 2002 Interceptor in great condition that I don't use due to adding a tower and having a custom bimini made.....its blue




Thanks for the offer danield but I had one custom made locally a couple of months back... Thanks again!!
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Re: Factory Bimini Top

Postby GaMatt72 » Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:25 pm

Sunbrella should make them also. I have sunbrella on the 2002 Interceptor we just picked up.
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