OB19 build in Texas - It's never done

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Re: OB19 build in Texas T-Top-erific

Post by Steven » Thu May 01, 2014 9:12 pm

BAM!!! Installed :) :) With the help of my neighbor, his daughter, my wife, daughter and son, we got it in place without any issues. The top is zipped tied on ready for lacing tomorrow. It sure is sweet. I couldn't be happier. Raymond got the dimensions just right. Pics are so so. I'll have some much better ones soon. :) Hopefully on the water. Forgive the ratty bumper covers. Raymond already shamed me. I'm ordering some sunbrella to match the top to sew up some new ones.


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Re: OB19 build in Texas T-Top-arific

Post by peter-curacao » Thu May 01, 2014 9:23 pm

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First thing I thought: damn how did he build that cabin so damn fast!!! :doh:

Then I clicked the pic and saw it was your car LOL :lol:

Beautiful Ttop Steven congratulations, cant wait to see her on the water 8) 8) 8)

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Re: OB19 build in Texas******A Boat is never done

Post by JamesT » Thu May 01, 2014 9:48 pm

Peter, I had the same thought! I think it looks good with that "cabin" on there. Nice top Steven. If your ever out towards tawakoni let me know. Maybe there will still be enough water to launch your boat.
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Post by Steven » Thu May 01, 2014 10:44 pm

Thanks guys. That's funny. It was getting late and it was the only way to get a side shot. If you know how to fish for Stripers on T-Wak, I'm there. Assuming there's water to launch. I'm wondering if I'll find a place to go. Joe Pool stays full, but I don't really like that lake. I love Whitney for general fun boating. Fishing's tough with the algae kill offs every few years. We really need this drought to end.

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Post by Aripeka Angler » Fri May 02, 2014 6:05 am

Beautiful top on a beautiful boat Steven 8)
The top matches your new console perfectly.
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Post by Cracker Larry » Fri May 02, 2014 8:18 am

8) I told ya you'd be real happy with Raymond's work :D
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Post by Steven » Fri May 02, 2014 8:49 am

Thanks. Very pleased. It still amazes me how big a 19" boat this is. That's not a small console. I planned for a T-Top when sizing it to have good room around it. I was still a bit nervous how it would feel once installed. Not an issue. Plenty of room to walk around it and having so many hand hold is great. I'd launch this weekend but son has a game tonight and double header tomorrow. I still have to put the tinted epoxy on the bottom 4" inside the console, fill and bleed the steering and hook up the wiring. Everything's plug and play except the new top lights and that's just a few connections to crimp on. I should wrap everything up by Sunday afternoon.

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Re: OB19 build in Texas T-Top-erific

Post by Steven » Fri May 02, 2014 1:04 pm

Here are some more pics. Bucket included for perspective. :) Bucket rule ;)

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You can see inside that I have tied the top to the ground with a heavy battery cable for lightening protection. Hopefully!! ;)

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Re: OB19 build in Texas T-Top-erific

Post by peter-curacao » Fri May 02, 2014 1:09 pm

Nice welds! 8O are you gonna put a (cooler) seat between the front legs?

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Re: OB19 build in Texas T-Top-erific

Post by Rogerdog » Fri May 02, 2014 2:16 pm

That's beautiful.

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