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Eagleman posted 10-13-2001 10:54 AM ET (US)   Profile for Eagleman   Send Email to Eagleman  
Currently I have a fly top for our 22' O/R but seriously looking at getting a tee top instead. This would mean not using the fly top set after installation of the tee top. Has anyone considered this change or have an opinion. Like to hear the pro's and com's. I currently have a forward Mills dodger that I still intend to us.
acseatsri posted 10-13-2001 01:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for acseatsri  Send Email to acseatsri     
The boat trailers well with the T-top, even with the front and side windows on. With windows, you get a wind breaker, albeit not all the wind is stopped from blowing in your face. I'm not sure I'd agree with the T-top detracting from the appearance. See what you think.

kingfish posted 10-13-2001 08:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for kingfish  Send Email to kingfish     
Russ- (I think it's Russ?)

I have an Outrage 22 and I struggled long and hard over a t-top or canvas or what, and I finally settled on a custom arch. I wouldn't trade it for anything!

Believe it or not, I have a Mills Suntop the rear bow of which I used as the primary factor in determining where in time and space the top of the arch would be and I also have a Mills fly top with the front shelter, windshield and side curtains. I have both tops on board all the time; when the fly top is up the suntop is rolled and stored by leaving the hinge slides anchored to the gunwales and bungeeing the rolled top up tight to the arch. When the sun top is up, the fly top is rolled and stored forward as designed by Mills. I can utilize the forward shelter with either top, but windshield and side curtains only fit with the fly top.

I was able to put the antennae for the VHF, GPS and DGPS up on the arch as well as a remote controlled spot/flood, navigation/anchor light, 2 rear floods, 4 rod-holders and a flag pole base. (Which reminds me that I want to go out and get a larger American flag, what with the recent events.)

Anyway, it works great for me, and I'd be happy to e-mail you some photos if you're interested in seeing how it all looks. (Probably sounds a little over-much, but it really isn't - it's very ship-shape.)

Let me know-


David Ratusnik posted 10-14-2001 08:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for David Ratusnik  Send Email to David Ratusnik     
I suspect the bottomline on T-top versus bimini etc is personal taste. However, the guys I know in Florida who flip a classic whaler or two each year contend that the T-top costs a couple thousand and returns half the amount in resale. They prefer buying an outrage already fitted with a T-top.

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