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Old 05-15-2011, 08:53 PM
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Default Center Console T-Top question

What exactly is a T-Top on a CC. What style roof do you prefer and why? I'm aware of obviously the canvas top, the solid top, I like the sunroof style that Nor-Tech head-on the gray CC, and I have heard of the T-Top but I don't think I have seen a picture of one. Is there any style Im not aware of? Thanks
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Old 05-15-2011, 09:40 PM
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T-Tops are usally fastened close to or on the console so you can walk all around the boat with a fishing rod. There are other tops that attach to the gunnels like a radar arch.

I fish hard with the boat so a T-top is a must, for a CC where you cruise the gunnels mounts are nice, it provides a nice hand hold.

I like the canvas top, no reason other than "old school" appeal with the cord wrapped around the rail, all my other boats with a tuna tower or half tower had canvas tops so I just like it.

The hard tops are must better though when you have an enclosure it can seal tight to a hard top, it will never make a tight seal with canvas top but again I don't mind getting wet, a little water coming through when it's real rough doesn't bother me as we have rain gear on anyway.

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Old 05-15-2011, 09:42 PM
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Chuck will be using it for fishing I believe most of the time.
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Old 05-15-2011, 10:39 PM
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Canvas top could mold if not taken care of but they are lighter than fiberglass, owner preference
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Old 05-16-2011, 01:13 PM
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Chuck are you going to have a T top or an arch with a bimini like the blue one?
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Default I personaly like the big fiberglass hardtop. You can get some cool led's , other options and access the roof with the built in ladder.
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Old 05-16-2011, 01:29 PM
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I had found a picture of a Marlago with an arch with a hard top.
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