The new Fishini™ bimini top with integrated rod storage provides shade, but stays out of the way for fishing (NO straps). More than just a bimini, the Dowco® Fishini™ combines the function & protection of a typical boat bimini top with added features that won't interfere with your fishing. Designed by professional anglers, the Fishini™ lets you and your family get out of the sun or rain and conveniently stows 4 fishing rods overhead to clear valuable deck space for greater fishability and less clutter. The Fishini™ top is ideal for all makes and models of aluminum or fiber glass fishing boats, with all types of console and windshield configurations (tillers, side consoles, dual consoles, walk through).:
Mounted securely to your boat, the Fishini™ avoids interference with the windshield, rod holders, navigation equipment, and other pro fishing accessories.
NO Straps. Uses (2) folding struts inside instead,
Frame bows go forward to open more area aft for fishing or trolling,
(4) fishing rods are stowed above your head with easy-to-use hook and loop fasteners (Velcro®) for the rod tips, and elastic reinforcement for the rod base,
Zippered, overhead mesh pocket adds integrated storage for tools and gear that you need at your fingertips,
Constructed from legendary ClimaShield® Plus material, oversized 1" OD 6063-T66 aluminum tubing and Dowco®'s patented DowcoLok® stainless steel quick-release fasteners and hardware for long lasting durability and reliability.
Folding breakdown struts lock into place; stainless steel hinge construction provides more rigidity, added strength and a quieter ride,
(2)each 1" OD 6063-T66 Aluminum Frame Bows,
(2)each 1" OD 6063-T66 Front Hold-Down Arms,
(2)each 1" OD 6063-T66 Aluminum Folding Struts,
Climashield® Plus Top Canvas,
Climashield® Plus Zippered Storage Boot,
(2)each Stabilizer Straps,
Mesh Fishini™ Pocket,
(4)each Velcro Rod Holders,
Stainless Steel Mounting Hardware,
Fish in comfort and confidence, knowing that your rods are safely fastened and ready for the big haul,
NOTE: THE FISHINI™ TOP IS NOT DESIGNED TO BE TRAILERED IN THE DEPLOYED POSITION. THE LIMITED WARRANTY DOES NOT COVER DAMAGED CAUSED BY TRAILERING,
Made by Dowco® in Manitowoc, WI and shipped by LTL truck in an 84 x 12 x 62 x 80# box.
(2) Lengths: 4'6" or 5'6" Long (fore & aft) x 6'6" or 6'7" Wide coverage area,
Boat width must be between 74"-84" inches, measurement taken from inside gunwales (Bow width dimension range - minimum inside beam width of 74” and max beam width of 82”),
Approximately 75" height from floor,
Install on either an aluminum or fiberglass fishing boat with mounts for either top screw mount or bottom under mount (inside mount, not intended for outside mount).
Installation: Estimate time to mount: one hour. Can be either undermounted or screwed into place. Whenever possible preferred to through bolt into place, especially with fiberglass, if you have access to underside of gunnels, preferred for max performance to undermount, can be screwed into place as well. Hardware will be included for both top screwed mount or undermount. It it important to countersink the holes the avoid damaging the gel coat (run drill backwards to avoid cracking the gel coat). Not mandatory, but recommended to add clear silicone for extra seal, between hardware and boat, recommended for both types of mounts, making sure to wipe off any excess silicone prior to it drying. Recommended drill bit size for a through bolt 9/32. Recommended if screwing into place, start with 7/32 drill bit, if still too tight use a 15/64 drill bit. Here is the complete Fishini™ Installation Guide.