It cost me $250 to get my Bimini resown at Bacons. It came out fine, but it 
surely won’t last anywhere near as long as this project will.

Joe
Coquina

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Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: Stus-List Building a hard bimini - part 1

Danny,

I also expect to add solar, so this made more sense than new canvas.

For $300 worth of materials I took a shot!

Joel

On Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 11:15 AM, Danny Haughey via CnC-List 
<cnc-list@cnc-list.com<mailto:cnc-list@cnc-list.com>> wrote:

It makes really good sense too,  I never take my Bimini down.  I'm considering 
a solar panel install there.  I just have too many projects underway at the 
moment

On 4/16/2018 9:28 AM, Joel Aronson via CnC-List wrote:
Thanks!  This was way beyond any project I had tackled.

Joel

On Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 8:52 AM, Danny Haughey via CnC-List 
<cnc-list@cnc-list.com<mailto:cnc-list@cnc-list.com>> wrote:

looking really good Joel!

On 4/16/2018 8:51 AM, Joel Aronson via CnC-List wrote:
The hard bimini is almost done!  Did the test fit Saturday, marked the corners, 
but the curves, filled the edges.  Final sanding, and painting, hopefully this 
week.

Photos are on the link:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1jQwPE06SOaWaLx-EAU-yQpnJv5BP0UwU?usp=sharing

Joel

On Wed, Apr 11, 2018 at 3:53 PM, Joel Aronson via CnC-List 
<cnc-list@cnc-list.com<mailto:cnc-list@cnc-list.com>> wrote:
I started building the hard bimini with the FRP panels from Home Depot after 
speaking to the guys at Jamestown Distributors.

Day 1

assembled the bits - MAS epoxy, 2x6s sheet of plywood, foam core, glass cloth,  
and 2 4x8 sheets of FRP panel from Home Depot to use as skins.

Took a 2x6 to the boat and clamped it to the existing frame and marked the 
curve. Realized that a 2x6 was not wide enough.
Cut the 2x6, screwed 'extensions' on the end so they were 2x12, clamped it to 
the rail. Cut the rest of the curve. Verified that the 2 bows had the same 
curve and repeated the process.

Then came the evil FRP. It has a bubble finish on one side that needed to be 
sanded. This stuff is hard as a rock and creates a fine white powder that goes 
everywhere. You MUST wear a mask! It also consumes sandpaper. I got frustrated 
with 80 grit, so tried 60. 80 was marginally better. Did the sanding on the 
garage floor. Spent more time on my knees than a cheap hooker.

Set aside the FRP and screwed the sheet of plywood to the 2x6s to get the shape.

Realized I was short of foam, so I cut about a 48 x 5 inch piece of 1/4 inch 
PVC sheet.  MAS sticks to PVC, unlike West.



Day 2 - part 1. Trimmed the excess off to get the size to its proper size 48 by 
76.
Cut G10 into squares for the attachment points as recommended by Jamestown 
distributors.
Cut holed in the foam core sheets for the G10 to fit in. Measured distance from 
the edges.

Did the layup of bottom FRP panel, glass cloth and foam.  Epoxied in the G10.

Will add more epoxy, cloth and the top FRP panel tomorrow night.

Right now it is fairly flexible.  I'm hoping it stiffens as I go.  The good 
news is that if my measurements are slightly off it won't matter.
Photos of intial work:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1jQwPE06SOaWaLx-EAU-yQpnJv5BP0UwU?usp=sharing

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