>>> Homemade Bimini tops

Check out this article (with pics) on building a Bimini top yourself. Looks like for a smaller area or whatever this is definitely something you could do at home with minimal tools (a piece of PVC? wouldn’t have thought of that).

Duckworks (the store part) sells the supplies that you might need. If you don’t have the equipment to sew, I bet an upholstery shop could do it without the "marine" prices.

The original pointer to this was from a posting on the BartenderBoats mailing list. Another person pointed out that the canvas work was the hard part, but that they were improving. They found that the "pros" had many tricks for getting the fit just right.

Well, worth a try maybe…