Here's a photo of our boat in Cincinnatti, Ohio, prior to being shipped to Nashville. Note the CHEAP and totally crapped out bimini the guy had installed. It was held in place with straps, I'm sure it was ordered out of a catalog, and it had aluminum tube supports. This is where she sat until we hauled all the junk out and got the bottom painted, got her buffed out, etc.
One fine day on the Cumberland shortly after the photo below was taken, Janet applied some of that big block NASCAR Ford 427 muscle and we got up on a plane and the bimini literally blew OFF the boat and landed in the water behind us. Ha ha, I never liked it anyway, and I just laughed. She was horrified, but I was pleased because it didn't hit anything on the way off. It wobbled, used nylon fittings, and was pure junk.
Next thread...........what we did to replace the bimini....