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    Bimini Surf Pockets


    tunafoot
    • Year: 2013 Brand: Tige Model / Trim: Z3 Cost: $0-$249 DIY or Professional Install: I installed it

    Added some surf pockets  and they work awesome. So much easier than using the surf racks and should be a little easier on the boards.
     

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    First I laid out the boards and outlined with chalk

     

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    My DAKINE bag was already the perfect shape. Figured I'd just use it as a pattern

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    I bought some mesh from the local upholstery shop, it was $6.95/yd. Also got some sunbrella seconds for $12.95/yd and nylon edging


    I ended up using a layer of sunbrella between the Bimini and a layer of mesh. I doubt the mesh will hold up as well as the sunbrella, but I had read that I might have problem with boards warping due to heat if I only used sunbrella. the extra layer of sunbrella under the boards would also help mitigate any issues I'd have with wear and tear of the factory bimini

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    the first pocket sewn on

     

     

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    The starboard side had a built in pocket that needed to be relocated to remain functional.

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    Both sides done.  I made one of the elastic bungee retainers a bit longer to accommodate the longer fin position on the inland surfboard

     

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    The shorter bungee worked just as well with the longer board if you only capture one fin.

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