Jan, 25, 2020

How to Choose Bimini Tops in California

How to Choose Bimini Tops in California Boating on the open water is a lot of fun until you have been sweltering in the hot sun for several hours or are stuck in a sudden unrelenting rain shower. Bimini tops in California are the perfect answer to these and other situations involving your boat. For a top that sets up quickly or stows conveniently, has an enclosure or is durable and easy to maintain, here are some considerations to look for when you choose a new Bimini.

  • An OEM or original equipment manufactured top is precisely designed for specific boat models. Aftermarket tops are also available in differently-sized rectangles with your choice of height to fit your year boat model.
  • Custom tops made of canvas can be laminated or coated. This creates a top that is highly durable, easy to clean and will last a long time.
  • For saltwater use, stainless-steel tubing over aluminum is a wise choice. It also adds firmness for tops that are over 7 feet. Quick-release deck fittings that snap rather than utilizing pull pins are better for operation.
  • Fabric selection is imperative. Solution-dyed acrylic fabric like Sunbrella repels water quite well and is nicely fade resistant. Higher weight fabric lasts longer and repels water more easily than lighter weights. Pigment-dyed fabric does not last as long as solution-dyed. Ensure that the thread is also UV-resistant and has superior tensile strength.
For more information about the variety of Bimini tops in California and to discuss the best type of top for your boat, contact the experts at New Dimension Towers at (865) 995-1000. We have the knowledge and skill to take care of all your boating needs. Contact us at any time.