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Old 03-14-2012   #1
Vail, Colorado
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Do it yourself sombrero?

Does anybody have experience with the DIY sombrero kits on eBay? We have a 13' Avon Scout.

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Old 03-14-2012   #2
Centennial, Colorado
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You don't need a kit, just put it on your head

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Old 03-15-2012   #3
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Here's another idea. Gulf Stream Bimini Top, 3 Bow, 70"-78" Widths: Fishing & Marine

I saw somebody on the river with one last summer.
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Old 03-15-2012   #4
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Maybe you saw us. We have the walmart bimini. it works fine, i doubt it will last as long as some more expensive biminis, but shoudl last long enough. held agains wind just fine. I just strapped some short 2x3's on the frame and put the hardware on those. We then just used some small prusik cord on d-rings or frame for the bimini straps to secure on. works good. easy to remove and change. A friend has the river sombrero, it is nicer, and he also has the sliding hardware that is nice and allows it to slide and store down much better than ours. It was easly 4x as much but is nicer. However ours works just fine and cost $99 shipped, the same as a crapy umbrella and stand, and provides much better shade, rain, and wind stability. If i get motivated will post a pic.
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