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Old 02-10-2012   #1
 
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Shade option between $450 river sombrero and $30 umbrella??

I am taking the family on Desolation in early July and would love to have some sort of shade, but without spending the $450 for a river sombrero. If something else has or has not worked for you, please let me know.

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I got a bimini off ebay for about $100. Make sure you get the correct width. Mount with some hose clamps. It has worked great.
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They sell a big,patio,tiki style umbrella at Rite-aid(i believe) that my buddy uses on desert floats. Works well for him. Just have to figure out a way to rig it,and remove if it gets windy obviously. Shades a lot of space for the price...

Good on the beach too. And festive. Once you throw up under that thing,you'll be wondering why you ever wasted all that time throwing up in the sun.
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I saw the $100 ebay bimini. Good to hear is working well. Is it basically the same thing as a river sombrero, just not at sturdy?

After my first melanoma I bought a big hat, etc. My kids complain too much about wearing it all themselves.
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I think they sell on ebay for cheeap also. Durable. Made in china of course

Used mine once it held up well. Its taking up space in my garage until our next desert trip. If you have plywood side rails you are good to go
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Thanks Avatard. Looks like a decent product for 1/4 the price.
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Sam’s club patio umbrella here. Works great just can’t keep it up in the wind. I mount mine on the foot bar so it covers both the passengers and the rower. Cheap enough I can customize to my heart’s desire. I cut it down to the length I wanted, reinforced the shaft with a wood dowel inside, and drilled for spring clips to mount it. Built a mount from a lopro and NRS pipe cut to length, it’s only $4 a foot or something. And since the umbrella is tiltable, makes a great shield for water wars!
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Its taking up space in my garage until our next desert trip.
A bimini works well on the Rogue in the rain.
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I ended up buying one of these bad boys they are on sale for $41

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Corona Light 6-ft. Patio Umbrella - Patio Umbrellas at Patio Umbrellas

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Corona 6-ft. Patio Umbrella - Patio Umbrellas at Patio Umbrellas

the diameter fits exactly inside NRS pipe so it should be pretty easy to rig up a stand.
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