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Bimini Replacement

Discussion in 'Catalina 310' started by FlyorSail, Dec 2, 2018. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. FlyorSail

    FlyorSail

    Joined Mar 16, 2018
    7 posts, 0 likes
    Catalina 310
    202 Aloha US Carlyle, IL
    Hello Fellow Catalina 310 owners! My Bimini was torn during a storm late this summer and needs to be replaced vs. repaired. Any suggestions on who does this type of work?

    Thanks,

    Brian
     


  2. kappykaplan

    kappykaplan

    Joined May 1, 2011
    869 posts, 150 likes
    Pearson 37
    US Lusby MD
    Check with your local sail loft.
     


  3. KZW

    KZW

    Joined May 17, 2014
    573 posts, 38 likes
    Catalina 310 #307
    US Bluewater Bay, FL
    If there is a local marine canvas shop they can probably do it.
     


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  4. Sailm8

    Sailm8

    Joined Feb 21, 2008
    1,560 posts, 218 likes
    Hunter 29.5
    US Punta Gorda


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  5. David in Sandusky

    David in Sandusky

    Joined Nov 8, 2007
    1,123 posts, 169 likes
    Hunter 27_75-84
    US Sandusky Harbor Marina, Lake Erie
    Try this site. They made our bimini, and a cover that ties into it. They have served us well for 15 years.
     


  6. SG

    SG

    Joined Feb 11, 2017
    1,273 posts, 241 likes
    J/Boat J/160
    US Annapolis
    Do you still have the old one? With that, you may have the "pattern". Then you options open up a bit.
     


  7. DaveJ

    DaveJ

    Joined Apr 2, 2013
    239 posts, 57 likes
    Catalina 310
    Ca Niagara-on-the-Lake
    The dodgers and biminis on our boats were not made by Catalina and each boat is different, so there is not a 'standard' bimini that will fit. As noted above, have one of the local canvas shops come to your boat, take measurements and make you one that fits perfectly.
    Cheers
     


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  8. FlyorSail

    FlyorSail

    Joined Mar 16, 2018
    7 posts, 0 likes
    Catalina 310
    202 Aloha US Carlyle, IL
    David, I don't see the site posted. Thanks,
     


  9. justsomeguy

    justsomeguy

    Joined Feb 20, 2011
    6,739 posts, 1,062 likes
    Island Packet 35
    US Tucson, AZ/San Carlos, MX


  10. David in Sandusky

    David in Sandusky

    Joined Nov 8, 2007
    1,123 posts, 169 likes
    Hunter 27_75-84
    US Sandusky Harbor Marina, Lake Erie
    Thanks, justsomeguy!
     


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  11. Bob James

    Bob James

    Joined May 3, 2008
    178 posts, 4 likes
    Catalina 310
    US Catawba Island
    Strongly urge you to have a LOCAL canvas shop make your new bimini. I went to Catalina's OEM supplier for a replacement dodger. I even shipped them my tattered dodger. They screwed up were they put seams that made install a royal pain. Very disappointed. Go local if you can. BTW, I believe the OEM supplier was CDI but not positive. I have had good luck with Sailboat Owners for other canvas like wheel cover, winch cover, perch seat back covers, etc.
     


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  12. Alansails

    Alansails

    Joined Oct 3, 2011
    589 posts, 74 likes
    Anam Cara Catalina 310 Hull #155
    US Lake Erie/Catawba Island
    We just (last two years) had our Bimini replaced and added a dodger, we tried going to the Original Maker but like bob said We could see problems arising after talking with them-We went to a local canvas maker that we had a great expierence with and his customer service was and still is fantastic-if we have a problem or concern he is there for us. He did such a great job we referred others to him and they also had a great expierences. If we had gone with the OEM I could just see headaches and lots of phone calls etc. Bottom line is I think it pays you to support local business especially for customer service.
    Nothing against internet businesses but for something that is custom made.....
     



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