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T top on a 15 ft
|Author||Topic: T top on a 15 ft|
posted 07-20-2005 02:04 PM ET (US)
any one have a pic of a T top on a 15 ft ,id like to fab one up for my 1994 dauntless ,just wondering how it would look
posted 07-22-2005 10:43 PM ET (US)
T-Top on a 15 is not a good idea. That would not be a safe performing boat.
posted 07-23-2005 02:23 AM ET (US)
Here is a pic of a t-top on my old 16 foor Dauntless. It was not a problem at all but the Dauntless 160 hull weighs 1500 lbs not including motor and extras.
posted 07-23-2005 10:18 PM ET (US)
im not looking for a great big hugh T top just maybe a little version of one for the 15 ,what would make it so unsafe ,could you be a lil more specific,also that 16 looks great
posted 07-25-2005 09:54 PM ET (US)
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posted 07-28-2005 08:32 AM ET (US)
A T-Top has a lot of leverage on a boat. Wind will cause the boat to list to one side while you are running. We have an 18' with a T-Top on it. You have to be constantly on the trim tabs to keep the boat level. I have also seen a boat tip over from a gust of wind as it went over a boat wake at an angle. Perry didn't seem to have a problem with the 16 dauntless but there is a big difference between the 15' and 16' hulls. Don't want to scare you away from putting one on but I just want you to be aware of possible problems. Happy Boating.
posted 08-26-2005 01:02 PM ET (US)
There is one on e-bay now. I spoke to the owner recently. He got his from nauticalstuff.com. The website there also has a picture.
posted 08-27-2005 12:59 PM ET (US)
The stress from a T-Top usually requires special reinforcement at the point of attachment to the deck or hull. In most cases, you won't be able to reinforce the point of attachment due to the hull construction of the Whaler.
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