Whether you are operating autobimini with the helm mounted switch, remote FOB, APP or keypad, we require the operator to be in control of the system. The person who is operating the system with any method must be able to stop autobimini at any time for any reason. This is for safety.
Yes, either autobimini or autobimini lite can be added to almost any pontoon or deck boat due to its telescoping adjustable width framework feature. This feature gives autobimini the ability to adjust and fit the width of pontoons anywhere between 92” to 102” wide. The existing pontoon MUST have 1.25” square aluminum tubing in order to mount autobimini. The heavy duty electronic actuators weigh 10lbs each and are designed to be supported with 1.25” square aluminum tubing. If smaller aluminum tubing is used, a full length spacer must be provided by the installer.
Yes, some manufacturers’, like Avalon for example, have a step profile playpen tubing rather than the standard 1.25 inch square aluminum tubing. If your pontoon has a step profile shape, purchase the Step Profile Rear Arch Bracket option. The bracket along with adjusting the actuators “open” will mount to this pontoon playpen profile shape.
autobimini includes a multi-axis motion controller, waterproof enclosure with keypad and status LED’s, remote FOB, APP (iOS or Android), two (2) electronic actuators, 4-bow aluminum frame, canvas, and storage boot. autobimini lite includes a reversing contactor, helm mounted momentary switch, two (2) electronic actuators, 4-bow aluminum frame, canvas, and storage boot. Depending on your exact installation, you may need additional miscellaneous wire securing hardware for routing the electric cables.
The approximate installed dimensions are 10 feet long and 52 inches high in the full UP position from the surface of the playpen. The width is adjustable from 92” to 102”.
Yes, autobimini is designed to be installed as a DIY project. We provide full instructions for installation. The DIY installation is for electrically and mechanically inclined people since it requires accurate measuring, drilling holes, tightening nuts/bolts, running wire cables and electrical wiring skills.
Unfortunately, autobimini lite is not available with a remote control. However, the autobimini is provided with a remote control FOB and Smart Phone APP remote control.
The dual electric actuator cables are 25 feet long and provided with marine grade wire in a protective jacket.
The autobimini actuators are “smart” since they are provided with encoders. The encoders tell the speed and position of each actuator to the multi-axis motion controller. The controller electronically synchronizes both actuators for smart motion control of the bimini.
Six (6) marine grade wires are inside each jacketed actuator cable. There are two (2) wires for motor power and four (4) wires for encoder electronic synchronization. It’s bigger since it houses more wires since it is smart.
We are actively searching for qualified pontoon boat dealers to install and sell our product. If you have a local pontoon boat dealer that is capable of installing autobimini, we will sell autobimini to the boat dealer at a discount so they can sell you the product and charge you an installation fee.
Black, Silver, Navy Blue, Pacific Blue, Beige, Burgundy and Green.
Yes, autobimini comes with a one year limited warranty.
No, autobimini framework is specifically engineered to work with autobimini actuators. Even the best manually operated bimini tops on the market will quickly fail when powered, due to their light weight construction. autobimini needs the stiffness of the provided aluminum structure to perform the needed motion control.
Replacement parts such as canvas, boot, aluminum frame, keyfob remote, actuators, autobimini controllers, enclosures and contactors are available. Please contact us.