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    So i have an completely open boat and im thinkin about putting a canopy on it with no windshield . There is pictures on google images of boats like that i wasnt sure if it would just catch a bunch of wind and slow me down anybody tried this?

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    Fineline Interiors did one on a center console Phantom last summer looked good. go by there and see some of the pictures on those kind of tops they have made. they make all my custom stuff. Quality stuff!

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    That sounds promising thanks

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    Google Bimini tops if you're just looking for shelter from rain or sun rather than wind. Bimini tops are real common and popular on bluewater boats in warmer climates, and there are lots of designs and options.

    I've spent a lot of time on boats with Biminis, and there were no issues with wind or loss of speed. Heck, on behalf of my kidneys and spine, I kinda wished those nuts would slow their boats down a little. Going airborne over the swells takes it's toll on your body.

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    Thats reassuring thanks

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    Kyle, is your boat a center console? I saw these T-Top plans on ebay... http://www.ebay.com/itm/T-TOP-plans-...826b59&vxp=mtr I know nothing about them but it may be worth a look if your are a do it yourself guy.

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    FYI Cabelas and West Marine both have a variety of Bimini tops available at pretty reasonable prices.

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    I have one of the Cabels models, good stuff.
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    T top thats what im talkin about! Ya its a center console i was just looken for a little shelterbfrom the weather i might just invest in some good rain gear for the wife

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    Quote Originally Posted by kylejohnson View Post
    T top thats what im talkin about! Ya its a center console i was just looken for a little shelterbfrom the weather i might just invest in some good rain gear for the wife
    Something like this?

    http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs...9#.UYiForVwpyI

    Or this?

    http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs...9#.UYiGgbVwpyI

    You would have to check that they come with the hardware though.
    Not sure if they do or not.

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