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Old 15 October 2015, 11:54   #11
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Wouldn't you get that with any material you use?
You would, to a degree, but aluminum doesn't flex too many times before catastrophically failing. SS deals with flex a lot better (and is stiffer, so you get less flex to begin with.)

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Old 15 October 2015, 17:12   #12
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You might be over thinking the metal. If it was a big concern you see t-tops flying off all over the place.
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You might be over thinking the metal. If it was a big concern you see t-tops flying off all over the place.
HA! HA! Good point.
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You might be over thinking the metal. If it was a big concern you see t-tops flying off all over the place.
I'll get a pic of my arch, which has failed twice (that's twice on either side) from repeated flexing of the aluminum tube (2"? 2.5"?) It's currently left broken, but located with an ABS surround taped in place, and a couple of ratchet straps to hold the broken ends together.

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I just had a local shop install a Fisherman's T top on my Bombard RIB. Very solid construction, a bit of a hassle as they had to move my center console to leave room for the support legs, but it came on nice. 1200 and some change. Also had a local company spray Line X Berliner on floor to cover up fade marks from old location of console. Looks like a new boat.
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