I need (not want) to get a bimini for my new 19' challenger daycruiser. What brands hold up the best? Are there any good places near Sacramento to get a top? I want a low profile on it and stainless hardware, no plastic.
i grabbed a generic aluminum 3 bow from ebay on my 18. the fitment was "okay", it was a bit tall though so i shortened it up. the aluminum was too flimsy. go stainless and on my 21 im gonna do custom made.
If I remember right you're in No Cal, so I can't help with local shops. If you don't mind mail order, I've bought a couple bimini's from Overton's over the years with no complaints. I agree that a stainless top is much more rigid and nicer than the aluminum ones, it won't flex and bend as much if you forget it's up and you decide to "hurry home", but the aluminum work, they're just prone to bending.