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  1. Hellacool

    Hellacool Active Member

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    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    24
    So, never pulled from the tower. Will begin this year, how does the rope attach? Over the Bimini, under the Bimini, close the Bimini? I have a 2016 AR240
     
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  2. subysti

    subysti Jetboaters Lieutenant

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    Location:
    east Longmeadow Mass
    Ratings:
    +768 / 3
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2015
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    24
    Over the Bimini with the rear poles set to the lowest setting.
     
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  3. Neutron

    Neutron Jetboaters Lieutenant

    Messages:
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    Location:
    New Bern, NC
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    +1,138 / 8
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    24
    My bimini is tight like a banjo on the lowest setting. I dont like the idea of the rope rubbing on the bimini so i stow it away.
    @subysti have you done it? And how bad was the rope rubbing
     
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  4. swatski

    swatski Jetboaters Fleet Admiral

    Messages:
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    Location:
    Saint Louis, MO
    Ratings:
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    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    24
    I had the same issue, initially, but my canvas loosed up quickly and I was able to collapse the legs to the shortest positions.

    The change in boat's attitude (bow up at speed) also helps - see some pics below.

    So - in the AR/all small bimini models - definitely rope ABOVE the bimini when skiing, wake boarding, or pulling a tube. Otherwise you will be rubbing the end of the bimini off the frame from under.

    Wakeboarding w/rope over the bimini (AR240, approx 18-19mph speed):
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    [​IMG]


    Wake surfing is tricky and will depend on where exactly you end up, behind the boat.
    For example during (slow) wake surfing starts - the (short) surf rope will touch/ slide over the bimini rear edge hard; to save it, we use a sleeve that is sold as a trailer guide protector, got it from West Marine or BassPro. Learned that trick from my Super Nautique surfing friends who used to have the same problem in their boat.

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  5. Hellacool

    Hellacool Active Member

    Messages:
    103
    Ratings:
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    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    24
    Thanks for the replies.
     

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