Gotcha! Thanks. That helps.
We currently have a 13 foot boat, but will probably upgrade to 15-16' in a couple of years. I'm guessing a bimini fit for our 13er won't fit a 16er. I guess we'll just have to do this all over again when we get a bigger boat.
I'm trying to decide it it's even worth it for the 13er at the moment. We have a few large umbrellas that we can rig up and we'll only be doing 2-nighters on things like RHT for a while. The umbrellas might be all we need in the meantime...
Originally Posted by elkhaven
3 bow = 6', 4 bow = 8' typically.... it's the number of bows holding the cloth part up...
The fittings are the pieces that hold the bows together and mount it to the deck.
I wouldn't change all the fittings right off. My old bimini was 20+ years old, used it 5 years on the raft and one finally broke towards the end (obviously had nylon fittings). Just buy a couple spares (might as well be SS) for the patch kit just in case. I'm sure others have valid reasons but I'll wait to replace mine until (probably if) they ever need it. I would probably change the deck mount fitting to a SS. When convenient, then keep the nylon ones as spares