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Old 16-02-2016, 16:04   #1
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Custom Hardtop

I have a 1996 Sundancer, 45ft. Am thinking about replacing the standard bimini top with a custom hardtop, with two opening hatches. Anyone have experience with doing this? I would have the local boatyard do it, but wondering about any pitfalls or problems that might be created?
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Re: Custom Hardtop

Weight up high will have an effect on your center of gravity. Bigger and longer rolls, more stress on support areas, etc.
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Re: Custom Hardtop

I'am presently building a hard dodger for a sailboat at the moment which is vacuum bagged glass on 1/4 corecell. The weight would not be far off soggy wet sunbrella. If constructed properly weight should not be an issue.
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