Desperately Seeking New Bimini Top

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  1. litespeed999

    litespeed999 New Member

    6
    Jun 30, 2015
    Saugatuck MI
    1993 240 Overnighter
    454 Mercruiser w/Alpha One Drive
    I have a 1993 240 Overnighter that has a non-functioning bimini top, so I want to get a new one. I contacted Great Lakes Boat Top and gave them my boat info and hull id# and they responded with this:

    "Unfortunately, we do not have patterns for your boat. Your boat was made in the Arizona facility. That facility is no longer open. When it closed down the patterns were lost. I am sorry but based on the hull number provided we cannot supply you with replacement canvas. You will have to go to a custom canvas shop."

    Any suggestions on where to go now? I will need the frame, brackets and mounting hardware as well.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    Aside from the good suggestion they gave you, you could get an aftermarket top or track down a HIN from a 240OV that does not have an "A" as the 4th letter. Since you're just doing a bimini top and not all of the enclosures, it will fit just fine. Or maybe call them and ask directly - maybe they can look up the pattern based on model... maybe.
     
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  3. CaptRonn

    CaptRonn Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    252
    May 25, 2016
    Houston
    1999 Sea Ray 400 Sedan Bridge
    Mercruiser Horizon 8.1 MPI
    Any boat canvas shop can fabricate one for you.
     
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  4. litespeed999

    litespeed999 New Member

    6
    Jun 30, 2015
    Saugatuck MI
    1993 240 Overnighter
    454 Mercruiser w/Alpha One Drive
    Thank you for the suggestions. I found a local place in Holland MI called the Nautical Needle. I'll give them a call and let you know how it turns out.
     
  5. KevinC

    KevinC Active Member

    987
    Feb 25, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    2004 340 Sundancer
    1988 Proline Center Console - 90hp Mariner/Mercury
    1969 Boston Whaler
    Twin 8.1 V-drives
    Great Lakes can tell you if they made the canvas for that model. Unfortunately without the HIN match they just can't offer the guaranteed fit but a bimini should not be a problem. We just helped with an AZ boat and the fit was fine. PM me your info if interested in having us follow up. We're a site sponsor and a Great Lakes distributor.

    -Kevin
     
  6. sbw1

    sbw1 Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2006
    West Michigan
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    Give North Shore Marina a call in Grand Haven. This is an easy one. Muskegon has good shops as well.
     

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