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T-Top for 17 Outrage
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posted 01-09-2002 09:02 PM ET (US)
I have always wanted a T-Top for my 17 Outrage. BW quoted me $5000 which I considered totally unreasonable and have given some thought to making my own. However, I was wondering if a T-Top was available from some after-market company.
I have looked on the 'net but was unsuccessful. Making my own is relatively easy - I will simply weld the stainless frame up, make up the mounts to the floor and have a nice canvas/herculite cover made and for a bunch less than $5000. I would appreciate any information regarding T-Top suppliers or ..... for a 17 or 18 Outrage. Thanks ------- Jerry
posted 01-09-2002 09:27 PM ET (US)
I had a t-top made for my 17 outrage
that I previously owned.I think it was
$1600.They could probaly make one and
ship it to you.I know if they are not
built properly with a little bouncing
they will crack.
Call joe at innovative marine and they
will send you one of there brocheres.
posted 01-09-2002 09:43 PM ET (US)
Hi, Jerry - My dad made me a nice Tuna Tower for my 85 18.6 Outrage - it's pictured in cetacea on Page 19, about 3/4 of the way down, and has two kids standing on the platform on top (Fla Keys). Dad built a ladder into the side of it so you could climb up and top, and the top railing is removable in just a few minutes. Incredibly stable and quite lightweight for being made from EMT (galvanized) conduit - 3/4" and 1/2", it's been a LOT of fun for us, and unique. I think Dad spent less than $100 in materials, including the acetylene and oxygen. The blue canvas cost me $100 as it had to be custom made from a cardboard pattern I made and gave to the upholstery shop. Best, Mav
posted 01-10-2002 08:58 AM ET (US)
Look at 09/17/01 and 09/12/01 in Repairs/Mods for more information. Also you may find more information at www.tannermfg.com
posted 01-10-2002 09:06 AM ET (US)
Jerry--Ed's post hits the idea right on the head. Have the T-top built by a quality shop (heavy aluminum) and shipped to Idaho. A couple things to think about-- 1) Have price quoted with a large electronics box and 2) think about what type of material you want on the top- canvas, soft, hard. His $1600 price is about right. Oh, send the shop specific measurements for the four feet plus the measurement for where you want to screw it into the console. Good luck David
posted 01-10-2002 11:04 AM ET (US)
Check www.standardmarine.com and also Atlantic Towers, I don't have thier adress off hand, but a quick search will find it. The shipping is usually less than you would think.
I am searching for one for my 17 montauk.
posted 01-11-2002 12:10 AM ET (US)
Ed, Mav, DJS, David and pcogs - I appreciate the information and thank you. I'll contact these outfits tomorrow or the first part of next week and see where we go. Thanks again. ---- Jerry/Idaho
posted 01-14-2002 06:24 PM ET (US)
PCogs - This one has been in the online trader for at least 6 months. It used to be at $2K.
2000 CUSTOM , 17ft T-TOP. built by Pacific Yacht Towers for Boston Whaler. Montauk. like new. all welded 1 7/8 & 1 5/16. anodized aluminum tubing fits 36" wide center console,5'x 6' sailing canvas top has lockable cabinet. six pole holders $1400. 503-620-3149. Tigard, Or
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