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Need new Bimini for 2011 242 Limited S

Discussion in 'Yamaha AR240, SX240, 242 Limited / S / X/ E-Series' started by Todd L83, Jun 7, 2017.

  1. Todd L83

    Todd L83 New Member

    Messages:
    4
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2011
    Boat Model:
    242 Limited S E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24
    So it's time to replace it. Definitely at least plan on changing color from grey to black sunbrella.
    I see some threads recommend taking to local fabric shops for cheaper.
    Who else sell them custom made for this boat?

    I'd really like to do some type of retro to make mine look like the newer 242 that is bigger and sweeps up at back. Anyone know if this can be done reasonably.
     
  2. blacksapphirez

    blacksapphirez Jet Boat Junkie

    Messages:
    949
    Location:
    Birmingham, AL
    Ratings:
    +714 / 27
    Boat Make:
    Boatless
    Year:
    2018
    Boat Model:
    242 Limited S E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24
    i'm sure a lot of people who have older limited S' would like to have it done as well as their Bimini would be showing age...you should see if the vendor can give you a deal on a group buy? )
     
  3. Todd L83

    Todd L83 New Member

    Messages:
    4
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2011
    Boat Model:
    242 Limited S E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24
    I don't have a vendor....
    That's what I need!
     
  4. zelone

    zelone Jet Boat Addict

    Messages:
    283
    Location:
    Croydon, PA
    Ratings:
    +147 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2010
    Boat Model:
    Limited S
    Boat Length:
    24
    Where are you located? I had one made locally in Philly for $570. Just bring your original as a template.
     
  5. Todd L83

    Todd L83 New Member

    Messages:
    4
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2011
    Boat Model:
    242 Limited S E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24
    I dropped it by upholstery shop yesterday.
    Was just hoping someone might tell me great news and there was a retro to the new type,
    They look great.
     
  6. BlackandTan

    BlackandTan Jet Boat Lover

    Messages:
    150
    Location:
    Sharonville, Ohio
    Ratings:
    +126 / 1
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2014
    Boat Model:
    Limited S
    Boat Length:
    24
  7. Todd L83

    Todd L83 New Member

    Messages:
    4
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2011
    Boat Model:
    242 Limited S E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24
    Thanks for the replies all.
    I'm in Oklahoma on Lake Eufaula.
     
  8. Gary Traina

    Gary Traina New Member

    Messages:
    7
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2014
    Boat Model:
    Limited S
    Boat Length:
    24
    You can get an original through Partzilla.com if needed.
     
  9. piney1

    piney1 Jet Boat Lover

    Messages:
    108
    Location:
    Charleston SC
    Ratings:
    +90 / 2
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2010
    Boat Model:
    Limited S
    Boat Length:
    24
    I just had mine made in the heaviest black Sunbrella they make, Kevlar threading for longevity and added zippers so it will come off without taking the frame off. $533 in total. It will certainly last a lot longer than the OEM kind. My OEM had two seasons on it (boat was 5 years old, kept indoors with 7.6 hours on it when I got it) & it looked like crap.


     
  10. Bill D

    Bill D Jetboaters Captain

    Messages:
    1,790
    Location:
    Tuscaloosa, AL
    Ratings:
    +2,081 / 34
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2011
    Boat Model:
    Limited S
    Boat Length:
    24
    Hey @piney1 do you think they would have any interest in making a duplicate? I would totally pay that plus shipping.
     
  11. piney1

    piney1 Jet Boat Lover

    Messages:
    108
    Location:
    Charleston SC
    Ratings:
    +90 / 2
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2010
    Boat Model:
    Limited S
    Boat Length:
    24
    Sure, he has the template. I'll PM you his name and number.
     
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  12. Bill D

    Bill D Jetboaters Captain

    Messages:
    1,790
    Location:
    Tuscaloosa, AL
    Ratings:
    +2,081 / 34
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2011
    Boat Model:
    Limited S
    Boat Length:
    24
    You're the man!
     
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  13. piney1

    piney1 Jet Boat Lover

    Messages:
    108
    Location:
    Charleston SC
    Ratings:
    +90 / 2
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2010
    Boat Model:
    Limited S
    Boat Length:
    24
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  14. Markk

    Markk Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    113
    Location:
    Grand Prairie 75054
    Ratings:
    +134 / 1
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2014
    Boat Model:
    Limited S
    Boat Length:
    24
  15. piney1

    piney1 Jet Boat Lover

    Messages:
    108
    Location:
    Charleston SC
    Ratings:
    +90 / 2
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2010
    Boat Model:
    Limited S
    Boat Length:
    24
    Yes but I keep it under 45. There is a boat ramp about 250 yards from my driveway so I only tow to get fuel. The fuel place is about 4 miles and most of it is it 35 or 30 but there's a stretch that is 45. If I were going on a trip I would definitely stow it. This was made with extra zippers so it comes off a little effort.

    Before I had this made I was seriously looking for somebody that could make me a larger top that would mount on a frame and then attach to the arch. There is one member here who had one of this type made in Texas but I wasn't able to figure out a way to make it work.
     
  16. Markk

    Markk Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    113
    Location:
    Grand Prairie 75054
    Ratings:
    +134 / 1
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2014
    Boat Model:
    Limited S
    Boat Length:
    24
    If you can help me find that Texas thread(name or something to search), I'd love to look at what they created.
     
  17. piney1

    piney1 Jet Boat Lover

    Messages:
    108
    Location:
    Charleston SC
    Ratings:
    +90 / 2
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2010
    Boat Model:
    Limited S
    Boat Length:
    24
    I just spent an hour or so looking through all the posts that I've posted on and still can't find it. It was a guy in Texas, thta much I know. I'll keep trying to find it.
     
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  18. Markk

    Markk Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    113
    Location:
    Grand Prairie 75054
    Ratings:
    +134 / 1
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2014
    Boat Model:
    Limited S
    Boat Length:
    24
    Don't spend too much time on it...Ill do some searching on my end. Thanks for the tip
     
  19. piney1

    piney1 Jet Boat Lover

    Messages:
    108
    Location:
    Charleston SC
    Ratings:
    +90 / 2
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2010
    Boat Model:
    Limited S
    Boat Length:
    24
    I found it!! Looked at my old Verizon bills and I knew I had called the vendor. It was on the Yamaha boat forum -

    https://yamahajetboaters.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=41666
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    This is exactly what I wanted but what I wound up with will work great and keep the stock profile.
     
  20. Ronnie

    Ronnie Jetboaters Admiral

    Messages:
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    Location:
    SF Bay Area
    Ratings:
    +3,548 / 57
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2010
    Boat Model:
    Limited S
    Boat Length:
    24
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