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Canvas Top

Post by 10meterman » Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:53 am

I was wondering if anyone has done business with a company called,, Hard To Top ?
We're looking into purchasing a top from them to replace my canvas .
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Re: Canvas Top

Post by WayWeGo » Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:20 pm

At least one of our member has, and I have another friend who loves his. We are going to replace our Bimini with one when it wears out.
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Re: Canvas Top

Post by 10meterman » Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:53 am

We ordered it ,we let you know how it works out

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Re: Canvas Top

Post by prowlersfish » Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:12 pm

A good friend has one on his F36 , Looks good only issue I have seen is a little rocking around and that is a easy fix by adding 2 cross braces to the front .
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Re: Canvas Top

Post by Captrichc » Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:44 pm

Can you put a radar and anchor light on top of it?
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Re: Canvas Top

Post by prowlersfish » Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:23 am

Captrichc wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 8:44 pm
Can you put a radar and anchor light on top of it?

Anchor light no problem . I don't see a issue with same dome radar with a flush mount or small wedge . Would definitely need extra bracing for a tall pedestal mount or open array IMO . The top is hollow kind like corrugated but more squared off in side .
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Re: Canvas Top

Post by 10meterman » Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:41 am

My anchor light , antennas, and stuff is mounted on radar arch
The back of the Hard to Top mounts on the front part of the radar arch,
where the original canvas snapped on

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Re: Canvas Top

Post by prowlersfish » Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:05 am

Here a photo of how its constructed .
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Re: Canvas Top

Post by ken64k » Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:27 pm

I bought one for my F32 a couple of years ago. It was very easy to put up, my wife and I did it in a few hours. Just make sure you don't put it up on a windy day. It is a lot cooler than the canvas tops. I did add two extra supports to the front of the bimini frame. Bought a heavy duty sewing machine and made the curtains for it also. If I ever get another boat I would get this top again to install on it. The company is very good to do business with. They give you instructions on how to measure your frame than you send them the measurements.
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Re: Canvas Top

Post by 10meterman » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:42 pm

We got the top ,,, if only we could get the weather to cooperate we would put it on and post some pictures

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Re: Canvas Top

Post by prowlersfish » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:19 pm

Look forward to seeing the photos , don't get me started on the weather :( :(
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