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2-Bow Folding Bimini Top

$139.00
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MSRP: $278.00  
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Travel Folding 2-Bow Sun Canopy Bimini Tops for Inflatable Boats.

Comes in 2 versions - Regular and Larger Deluxe with Side Panels.

This sun canopy top is best if you inflate/deflate boat for every use. It can be quickly disassembled and stored in a bag.

  • Type: 2 bow (Folding, assembled with pushpin).
  • Regular: 70" long x 55" wide x 46" high. Fit distance from 47" to 65" between attachment points.
  • Deluxe: 80" long x 60" wide x 46" high. Fit distance from 52" to 70" between attachment points.
  • Will fit MOST boats. Will fit KaBoats and kayaks with DIY modifications outlined below.
  • IMPORTANT: Download Assembly Manual below. Measure your boat BEFORE ordering. Please READ all descriptions.

Protect yourself from Sun and rain with 2-bow sun canopy. Fits on most inflatable boats. With easy DIY alteration also will fit on KaBoats and kayaks. Breaks down into small carry bag for portable storage. This bimini is best if you inflate/deflate boat each time its used.

Make your inflatable boat riding experience even more comfortable and protect yourself from harsh ultraviolet rays with a Saturn Folding 2-Bow Bimini Top Canopy. No need to use screws. Easy assembly with pushpin. Breaks down into storage bag for easy storage and portable transportation.

Folding 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.

  • Question: What is difference between regular 2 bow bimini shade and another 4 bow available?
  • Answer: This 2 bow bimini shade is smaller than 4 bow, has only 2 bows to support fabric top, can fit on almost all boats, KaBoats and even kayaks with some DIY modifications. 2 bow bimini shade can be folded down toward transom and placed on rear tubes. 2 bow bimini can be easily disassembled after use and stored into a carry bag. Bottom supports of 2 bow bimini can be pushed together as close as 47" between installation points. Top tubes can be cut shorter, to fit even more narrow attachment points.
  • Question: What is difference between regular and deluxe 2 bow bimini?
  • Answer: Deluxe 2 bow bimini longer and wider than regular. Deluxe version also comes with 2 free removable sides, to offer additional protection against side Sun rays and lashing rains.
Folding 2-Bow Sun Shade Top Specifications:
  • Installs easily with snap pushpins.
  • Protects from heat and rain.
  • Rugged, waterproof reinforced canopy top.
  • 1" anodized aluminum frame with stainless steel screws.
  • Make your boat look really cool and sporty.
  • Can be used while riding boat.
  • All necessary hardware is included.
  • Shipping size: 35 x 14.5 x 3"
  • Glue-on mounting patches included.
  • Bonus: storage boot included!
  • Bonus: carry bag included!
  • Deluxe Canopy comes with FREE side panels.
  • Download Assembly Steps (PDF)
  • Download Assembly Steps (JPG)
  • Download How to Make More Narrow (JPG)


2-bow canopy installation suggestion:

  • Bimini may be attached directly to the grommets that are installed into splash guard on top of the boat tubes.
  • Plastic cable ties can be run through the support pole holes and grommets in the splash guard or optional wing nut bolts can be used for quick disconnect.
  • Four straps can also be secured to grommets in a same manner.
  • Properly adjusted tension of strap lines will hold the canopy vertically in place.
  • To fold canopy down, simply unlock straps in front or in rear and fold canopy down.
  • Canopy support poles can also be mounted on top of tubes with provided glue-on patches.
  • If no attachment places are available at all, then D-rings need to be glued on top of tubes in order to provide attachment points.
  • To make installation easier on a more narrow boat, push one end of support poles against some object, and then push on another end of pole, to bring it to desirable distance, then use rope to tighten both poles together. Install bimini and then remove rope

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.

FAQ:

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.

Installation suggestions

Bimini attachment suggestion. Click to zoom in.

Bimini Type:
Regular
Length:
70"
Width:
55"
Height:
46"

Using 2 bow folding Bimini for my 13’ FB385. Fits perfectly and very easy to disassemble for storage.

I was quite happy with my purchase, it is a really light unit. It is made of a nice quality and the fabric is nice to the touch. It does block the sun and rain, although we only had light rain once so I am not sure how it will handle a pour. It is a bit smaller than I thought, but then again we have a big boat. Next time I will purchase the larger version on the store. For now it is more than adequate for our needs.

I followed the instructions to install this roof on our kaboat, it was pretty simple, just needed to cut and then drill a hole. Now I have a very compact and comfortable riding experience on the water. So far it is holding up really well, good price and service as always.

This 2bow Bimini as they call it is a decent canopy, I attached mine to my dinghy and it has worked out so far. It comes with a carrying case that I haven't used since I just fold it back into the boat and keep it attached. The face that it folds is it's best feature. It does a good job at covering but I had to strap it down firmly so that it would not shake on more turbulent water.

Very easy to put up and down, we always put it away in it's little carrying case. The instructions were simple but my husband and I were able to figure it out without much trouble. It is not very heavy which was a big plus for us, it is very compact when it folds down too but does open to cover quite a bit of our dinghy (covers almost all of it).

Overall I do recommend this bimini, a good price and a fair deal overall. Boatstogo sent it right away and I was in the water using it days later.

This sun roof is very simple in design, I was able to put it together without looking at the instructions. The attachment to the boat is a bit DIY, I choose to go with zip ties to the ropes on the top of the hull. It's a nice compact option to keep the skin away from the sun. It came in the mail pretty quickly and I plan on buying the bigger option for more coverage.

The bimini top itself is pretty good but the instructions are a joke. Mine were for a 3 bow top which is completely different. In the end I just lay the poles out on the ground and figured it out that way.
Another problem was the holes for the bayonet fittings were drilled in the wrong place on the part that screws down to the boat. The pole still fits together but that part doesn't snap into the hole like the other poles do. A quick fix if you have a drill.

Mine is installed on a Saturn SD330W and I drilled holes into the ends of the bench seat then just attached the straps to the rope. it works nicely.

Overall a decent product if you can get past the ridiculous instructions and the oversight on the parts. Breaks down quickly and easily and fits in the included carry bag.

My box came with two "left" hinges, so I had to drill some extra holes on some of the parts so everything would snap together correctly. Customer support understood the issue but didn't offer to ship me the correct part, leaving me to break out the drill. Kind of disappointing.

I love the 2- bow bimini top. I made some changes to the top to fit my ATV. I was so happy that the top came with storage boot. You need to tell your customers that the storage boot comes with the top.
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Assembly Steps (Assembly-Steps.pdf, 255 Kb) [Download]

How To Make Bimini more narrow (How-To-Make-Bimini-More-Narrow.jpg, 67 Kb) [Download]