Keep cool and out of the sun on your next river trip with the Coyote Raft Bimini. Built locally in Durango, CO (100% USA BUILT!), Coyote Bimini's are the strongest, longest lasting, and the only bimini specifically designed for use on rafts or catarafts.
Coyote Bimini frames are made entirely out of aluminum and stainless steel (no plastic here!). The 3-bow frame is built with double-walled 7/8" aluminum tubing, making it both lightweight and extremely strong, with stainless steel fittings throughout. The adjustable, flat profile of the canopy helps cut thru the wind and gives you better a peripheral view of the canyon than traditional motorboat style biminis. The canopy is built with 11oz HarborTime Edge Marine fabric, which is stronger, more hydrophobic and more abrasion resistant than Sunbrella or other fabrics used by most of our competitors. Easily stowable and removable with excellent longevity, the Coyote Bimini may be the best rafting investment you've ever made.
*Raft frame & mounts sold separately*
Our 8' long HarborTime Edge Marine Fabric canopy is made from 11 oz. acrylic coated polyester marine fabric that features a unique color coating, enhanced with proprietary clear coating on both sides, eliminating the possibility of color transfer or rub-off. Harbor Time Fabric is water, mildew and UV repellent that offers superior strength, abrasion resistance and stability for minimum stretch or shrinkage compared to Sunbrella fabric. The fabric has a 5-year warranty.
We chose not to extend our canopy down around the sides of the frame, which cuts down on wind resistance and allows you to enjoy the canyon scenery surrounding you by impeding less on your line of sight.
Available in a variety different widths, Coyote Biminis are designed to fit just about any raft frame that are 54" to 78" wide. If your frame is in-between sizes, please order the size up from your overall frame width. Each frame is made of 7/8" x .058 satin anodized aluminum tubing, eliminating the possibility of oxidation and retaining a clear, sparkling finish. Each bend is reinforced with 3/4" x .058 drawn mill aluminum tubing that will hold up for years to come. Frame joints are held together with 1/4" stainless steel button clips so that the frame can easily be removed from your raft for easy storage or transport without bending or crimping. Custom sizes available, contact us for more info.
Compared to the Competition
Our Coyote Biminis are bigger, stronger, and longer lasting! Our 8' canopy will cover both your rowing bay as well as your passengers, something that is very hard to do with a 6' or smaller canopy. Our double-walled aluminum frame and all stainless steel fittings are extremely strong and lightweight and will not crimp or bend under "normal" use. The HarborTime canopy is more water, mildew, abrasion and fade resistant than Sunbrella fabric, and will also need to be waterproofed less often.
Our Coyote Biminis are built and tested by rafters for rafting and are 100% USA built. They are not re-branded, mail-order marine kits, like our competitor's kits. They come "fitting-assembled" and require minimum assembly, meaning all you'll have to do is clip each color-coded center frame piece to the corresponding bow, slip the canopy on the frame and mount it to your boat. No measuring out where each fitting goes or figuring out what goes where.
Each frame has a certain amount of flexibility at the end of the bows, so if your frame is between listed sizes, pick which one will fit better when collapsed in relation to your boat or frame. If you are doing a static deck mount, measure the distance between mount locations to determine your width. Canopies are full width to the start of the frame bend on all frames. We recommend mounting the bimini 12"-18" in front of your oar towers, but every set-up is different. We recommend having the bimini set up on the boat in a mock set-up before drilling for any static mounts (or before leaving to the put-in for your first trip!).
Our Coyote Biminis are covered by our 5-year limited warranty on the entire unit, frame and fabric included. This warranty covers materials and craftsmanship on all parts of the bimini. The warranty does not cover normal wear and tear, weather soiling, stains from environmental factors and/or standing water, cuts from sharp objects, neglect, accident or misuse. The bimini canopy must be properly installed, utilized and maintained. The frame must be installed and mounted properly, with enough clearance for the oars in both directions. Mounting straps must be properly affixed to the main frame and not just the footman loops and not over tightened. All warranty claims will be inspected and repaired or replaced by Coyote / 4Corners Riversports.