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Power Bimini

My power Bimini top raised part way and stopped, now it will not go up or down, checked electric breaker switch and not tripped. 


  • CraigModerator
    CraigModerator Member, Moderator Posts: 25
    You may have poor connection to the electric actuator, or the actuator itself is bad.  See if there is a way to check if the actuator itself is getting power.
  • gerk1
    gerk1 Member Posts: 1
    2016 AP 240 Elite with electric is stuck in the up position and I need to get my boat out and trailered to storage. Guessing bad motor, brushes, or actuator....but is there any sort of manual release or workaround I can use to put it down manually ASAP?  I can troubleshoot the motor in the winter.  Thanks!
  • curtis181
    curtis181 Member Posts: 1
    I am sure you have this all figured out by now. Maybe if someone else has this issue this may be of some help.

    I recently bought a 2022 aquapatio and the Bimini top stopped working. I called the dealer, they asked a few questions about if the breaker had tripped. the up/down button for the Bimini was connected to the same circuit breaker that the cup chiller was on and it was working. they wanted me to bring it in. thats a 2 hour trip one way. So, I asked if there would mind if I tried to troubleshoot it myself. I was told it was ok to do so and would not void any warrantee. I started testing the switch and there was no power. started trying to follow the wiring as best as I could. Couldn't see a **** thing so I looked at the wire colors hoping that that would give me clues next to the battery, turns out, I was right. let me directly to a FUSE. no one knew it was fused? it was also marked as "Arch 15 amp" and not Bimini like I would have thought. replaced the 15A fuse, and it worked. took the boat out the next day, Bimini wouldn't work. Fuse blew again, replaced, worked, the blew another fuse. I called the dealer, they told me to replace the 15A fuse with a 20A. So far, raised and lowered 3 or 4 times and it has worked. The higher amperage also allows it to work a bit faster as well.

    I hope this helps someone. :)

  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] USAPosts: 0 admin
    edited August 2022
    You should be able to remove the end cap and there is a set screw in there that should release the arm. Have someone hold the frame so it does not fall into your rails. 
  • Schmaltz
    Schmaltz Member Posts: 2
    I have a 2022 
    Godfrey Sweetwater Xperience 2286 SBX. Do they make a powered Bimini top for this model? My dealer doesn’t seem to know.
  • RichBosh
    RichBosh Member Posts: 2
    I purchased a 2023 Godfrey Sweetwater Tritoon and electric Bimini stopped working. Today went dow but would not go back up. Sounds like the motor does not have power to move it