Protect yourself from heat and rain with our Deluxe 2-bow sun canopy. Fits on most inflatable boats. This type of canopy is best if you inflate and deflate boat every time its used.
No need to use screws. Easy assembly with pushpin. Breaks down into storage bag for easy storage and portable transportation. Folding Deluxe Sun/Rain Canopies come in light gray color and very easy to install. It keeps you cool and protected from the harmful UV rays of the sun and unexpected rain. The 600 deniers PVC Coated polyester canopy and folding aluminum tubing. Fits many sizes of boats with pined oarlocks, splash guards or hugging rope holders.
2-bow canopy has two support poles on each side which form a V, and anchors to the oar locks with provided clips, or splash guard grommets near the center of the boat. The 2-bow canopy is held in place by 4 bow lines, two center brackets, and two stern lines. Support poles has some flex to it, and can be pushed up to several inches inward or outward during installation.
2 Bow bimini top can be also installed on more narrow boats, such as KaBoats and even kayaks with some DIY modifications. To make this top more narrow, simply cut top tubes shorter on one or both sides, and re-drill new holes for pushpins. It is easy, 5 minutes DIY project. Just need hacksaw and electric drill. See Assembly Steps below for details.
PLEASE NOTE: Canopy comes with standard hardware for installation on fiberglass or aluminum boat. When installing on inflatable boat, some of these hardware can be discarded. Canopy support poles can be installed directly on oarlocks. To fit over pin of oarlock, holes on plastic mounting jaws need to be enlarged or drilled directly into aluminum.
Rowing oars can be placed on top of oarlocks and fastened with a rubber cord. If you need to use oars, just fold the canopy toward the bow, unscrew the pins and remove the poles from oarlocks. Move the folded canopy a couple of inches toward the bow and install oars onto the pins of oar locks.
Question: Just opened box, and bimini top looks wider than my boat. Is this bimini too wide?
Answer: Once bimini fully assembled, with support poles installed, there will be some flex to the ends of support poles. Ends of supports poles can be pushed together or pull apart to fit distances between attachment points, as outlined in description at the top of this web page. In most cases, bimini support poles can be attached with bolts or Zip ties directly to grommets on a splash guards of Saturn boats, or side D-rings, if splash guards are not there. Mounting pads can also be glued to the top of tubes as installation option. If support poles are too far apart, first attach one side, then push other pole to reach to install point, and secure it with Zip ties or bolt. Alternative option, is to secure both ends of support pole with a piece of rope, to push closer together. Then cut rope away once both support poles secured to boat tubes. Pulling apart on splash guards will not damage them. In addition, 2 bow bimini can be made more narrow by easy DIY procedure, as outlined in manual. Download DIY instructions for bimini - How to Make More Narrow (JPG)
If pinned oarlocks are not available, as in SD430 or SD470 for example, then aluminium support poles of 4-bow canopies may be attached directly to the splash guard protectors on top of the boat tubes. Plastic ties can be run through the support pole holes and rope holes in the splash guard. Properly adjusted lines will hold the canopy in place. Click on pictures below to zoom in.
If no points to attach support poles to top of tubes inflatable boat are available, then D-rings or some other grab-on contraption need to be glued.
Bimini attachment suggestion. Click to zoom in.
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