Design and manufacture a fully collapsible “Tinny Bimni”
A customer requested an ‘awesome tinny bimini’ for his pride and joy. Seeking out for a finished product that would provide a lot of shade with no straps to allow for ample fishing room and a device that could fully collapse so that he could fit it in his garage.
The bimini was set to be designed to meet the client’s expectations – to provide plenty of shade, but not to obstruct fishing room and also to fold down for storage and travel.
The project required a collaboration with an aluminium fabricator to design the base structure. The powder-coated aluminium targa was designed to be strong, stable, allow for our bimini to be attached and fold down onto the back bait board of the boat for storage. Frames were bent and tested during the collapsing process before patterning and manufacturing the bimini top.
Careful calculations and measurements to deliver the final product were a challenge in this top yet all criterions were met. The customer was ‘stoked’ and could not actually believe what was accomplished. A challenging yet rewarding project with a great outcome.
Project name: Awesome Tinny Bimni
Project Location: Qld
Project Fabricated by: Boyd's Fabrication
Fabric used: Sunbrella Plus
Fabric Supplied by: Nolans
Components supplied by: Alspec Aluminium, Solafix Nolans