Vortex 4 Bow Boat Bimini Top 8' 67"-72" Wide


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Vortex Bimini Tops are made with the best marine fabric available. The fabric is marine polyester that is treated and sealed in multiple ways. Specifically, it is double polyurethane coated on the bottom, or down side, as well as UV protected and mildew protected. Polyester and acrylic are very similar for bimini tops. Polyester has a very rich color and holds up to UV exposure very well. It also is very strong, resists stretching, retains it shape well. It has a very 'high end' look and feel, in addition to being quite heavy duty. Relative to acrylic, it is more water repellant and abrasion resistant. For bimini tops, polyester was cited as the 'best value' by the Boat Owners Association of the United States. Given all of this, we chose to have our tops and covers made from polyester. It is not just standard polyester, however, as it is marine polyester material that is double polyurethane coated, UV protected, and mildew protected, for extra durability and water proofing. The material is designed such that although it is extremely waterproof, water vapor can permeate it. This is not an issue normally for bimini tops, but for storage/mooring covers, it is very important. If polyester is the best material for covers, it is the best for a bimini top. In effect, it keeps water out, but lets water vapor escape, thus greatly decreasing the chances of mildew, mold, etc. The fabric is 600d, 600 denier, or 7.8 oz. weight , making it a very heavy duty material. We use the same material for our boat covers as well, as it is simply the best value. To be fair about it, it is simply the best, even if you take the 'value' out of it. The point is that given all available materials for bimini tops and covers, this is the best choice, even if price were not a concern.

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