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Bimini Replacement

Mar 16, 2018
31
Catalina 310 202 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
 

KZW

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May 17, 2014
735
Catalina 310 #307 Bluewater Bay, FL
If there is a local marine canvas shop they can probably do it.
 
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Nov 8, 2007
1,367
Hunter 27_75-84 Sandusky Harbor Marina, Ohio
Try this site. They made our bimini, and a cover that ties into it. They have served us well for 15 years.
 

SG

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Feb 11, 2017
1,670
J/Boat J/160 Annapolis
Do you still have the old one? With that, you may have the "pattern". Then you options open up a bit.
 

DaveJ

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Apr 2, 2013
367
Catalina 310 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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May 3, 2008
188
Catalina 310 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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Oct 3, 2011
750
Anam Cara Catalina 310 Hull #155 155 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.....