Laced-on Bimini Top for NOAA Boat

This former Coast Guard boat now works for NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). On duty 12 months a year, these boats take on the worst that Mother Nature can dish out. Her old Bimini Top was evidence of that.

The top we made was out of Sunbrella, the best marine canvas out there. And to make sure the seems stayed in placed we stitched it up using Tenara, a thread made out of GoreTex and guaranteed to never rot, because the last thing you want to do is unlace a 12‘x12’ top that’s as tight as a drum.