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Re: T-Top material

Post by OrangeQuest » Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:18 pm

You can check with Sailrite's "how-to" section on building a T-top and doing it right.

https://www.sailrite.com/How-To-Sew-a-T-Top-Cover


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Re: T-Top material

Post by Aripeka Angler » Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:29 am

OrangeQuest wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:18 pm
You can check with Sailrite's "how-to" section on building a T-top and doing it right.

https://www.sailrite.com/How-To-Sew-a-T-Top-Cover
Very nice and informative article. 8)
I wish the dude that screwed up my canvas had read it.
As of right now, I’m leaning towards the foam/fiberglass top.
Mainly due to not having a sewing machine or the proper tools to work on canvas.
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Re: T-Top material

Post by seaslug » Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:16 am

I built this top for a wood planked 41 foot sport fish I did a keel up restoration on about 20 years ago. Very simple build. Made a form with 2x8's for the curve, screwed down plywood, laid plastic sheeting down, and epoxied 3 layers alternating direction, of white cedar 1/4" x 3", with just enough short stainless staples to hold down the strips. Ran a thick Mahogany border around and Teak for the overhead. Was very light for 2 guys to pick up and move around, and all solid wood for anchoring stuff. Mike
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Re: T-Top material

Post by Jeff » Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:28 am

Beautiful work SeaSlug!!!! Jeff

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Re: T-Top material

Post by Fuzz » Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:17 pm

Dang is that nice or what :!: I only dream of having that kind of skill.

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Re: T-Top material

Post by Aripeka Angler » Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:22 am

That is a gorgeous looking tee-top. 8)
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Re: T-Top material

Post by topwater » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:41 am

Richard you have seen my foam top , just use a long board to sand the edges and they come out nice.
I used 1 layer of 12 OZ each side and its plenty strong . I used ply inserts for hard points . There are pic's
on my thread if interested .
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Re: T-Top material

Post by Aripeka Angler » Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:05 pm

John, heck yes- your top looks great!
I didn’t really look at it too close to gauge the thickness?
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Re: T-Top material

Post by topwater » Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:27 am

Pretty sure it was 5/8 " foam .
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Re: T-Top material

Post by peter-curacao » Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:23 pm

http://gallery.bateau2.com/thumbnails.php?album=1636
Bunch of hippo's and elephants could have an orgy on that thing :wink:

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