Originally Posted by shrew
Is the top tightened with vertical straps or framing?
The top has athwartship framing about three feet apart in the area of the drooping. I can't see how to 'tighten' this area as the bimini has zippered 'tunnels' that attach it to the athwartship framing supports. The area was always taught before, but as I mentioned earlier, there was a period of heavy rain - week and a half - during which time we were unable to get to the boat. It's during this time water built up enough to weigh down the bimini and cause what is now, seemingly, a permanent droop.