How to Make a Replacement Powerboat Bimini
This tutorial is brought to you by Sailrite. In this tutorial tutorial we will show you every step required to make a canvas or vinyl bimini top for a powerboat. The boat we will use demonstrate the process is a Maxum 2900 SCR powerboat. The procedures outlined in this tutorial will also work for sailboats. We will be working with a boat that already has a tubing frame erected. Let’s get started. Here is the original bimini. As you can see it is rather loose fitting. It was designed by laying two panels together and a seam running from bow to stern. For shape the seamstress inserted darts on both the starboard and port.
Sides. Our bimini will be much tighter and will have panels that are sewn together along the top of each bow with seams going from starboard to port. The advantage is a tighter and better form fitting bimini top, the disadvantage is the extra fabric that is required, but the extra few yards is in our opinion well worth it. How much fabric will you need and what width fabric should you use? Because we will have individual panels between each bow and bows typically are never more than 42â€� apart a 46â€� width fabric is perfect.
To calculate the amount of fabric required simply measure from mount position to mounting position from starboard to port then multiply that amount by 1.6 for each bow section (a single panel will be made between each bow). So for this boat we measured 87â€� from mounting positions. Multiply that by 1.6 equals 1′.2 inches. We have 3 panels for our 4 bow bimini, as the radar arch serves as our 4th bow, so multiply that figure by 3 then divide by 36. So we will need to order 12 yards of 46â€� width Sunbrella Marine Grade fabric from Sailrite.
Ok, I am sure some of you are saying that is a lot of fabric for only 3 panels on a bimini. So, in an effort to show you why lets show all the patterns and panels that are first required for a 3 bow bimini. As you can see each panel or pattern has curved edges and the sleeves are curved it will take much more fabric than just a straight edge rectangle would have taken. Now let’s look at a 4 bow bimini layup, this is the bimini we are building for this project tutorial and it does require 12 yards. A full materials list and the tools we used will be found at the end of this tutorial.
To prep for patterning be sure the frame is uniform from side to side. Take a few measurements on one side then compare that with the opposite side, make modifications where needed to ensure that the frame is horizontal and all bows are as uniform as possible. Then check to be sure all set screws are snug. After that we are ready to start patterning. Let’s get started and show you how to make your own bimini. Since our old bimini top is installed and the frame and we are using rigid supports for this frame all we have to do is secure any frame that will move once the.
Old cover is removed. For this bimini that is only the intermediate bow. We will use 3M Filament Strapping tape to secure this bow so we can pattern without it moving. If your bimini top fabric is missing and you do not have rigid supports but instead have webbing straps you will need to use this tape to secure all bows where you want them before patterning. You can run the tape to various locations on the boat to accomplish a firm sturdy frame position. Since we have an old bimini top and we like where the skirt edge falls (that is the outside.
Edges on port and starboard) we will mark that area on hard positions on the boat like this radar arch and on the tubing. These marks will tell us where we want the skirt plane to stop on the new bimini pattern we will be making. If you do not have an old bimini or you just did not like where the depth was positioned all you would need to do is run a straight length of tape along one side of the frame assembly from bow to bow to establish the depth of the skirt. The depth and angle you pick should result in a pleasing shape.
Brinjal Fry Kathirikai varuval Samayal kurippu
Ingredients Brinjal 250 gms. Slice them lengthwise Turmeric Powder Manjal podi Red Chilli powder Mustard Seeds Kaduku Oil Curry leaves Salt.
Method Heat oil Add Mustard Seeds Kaduku Add curry leaves Add brinjals toss well Season with salt Add some turmeric powder.
Add 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder Toss well Cook it on a medium flame for 8 to 10 minutes till golden.