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Old 10 February 2014, 15:44   #171
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I kind of want to have a t-top built before I put the tubes on. In just short (out) of cash. Not sure how that plan will play out.

I also need to try the internal sealant on the tubes.

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Old 10 February 2014, 15:51   #172
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Talked to the guy in town who builds t-top (yes, guy, there is exactly 1 for 200 miles) and he's working on another zodiac just like mine from down south. Going over in an hour to see what's up.

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Old 10 February 2014, 15:57   #173
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Talked to the guy in town who builds t-top (yes, guy, there is exactly 1 for 200 miles) and he's working on another zodiac just like mine from down south. Going over in an hour to see what's up.
Pictures, any help with ideas is good!
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Old 10 February 2014, 16:05   #174
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I'm looking for pictures of the stock zodiac top. Kiwiboyd had a couple in his yard recently. I'd love to know how big they are.

I like this, http://cdn.rib.net/forum/attachment....8&d=1387300252

24 Ft. Zodiac Rib For Sale

i'm a basic guy, nothing fancy. Straight legs. no wild curves, not too big inside of tubes at most (so you don't conk your head if you step up on them, radar mount, front and rear spreader lights, maybe a console light, VHF antenna, maybe a rocket launcher or two.

Only wild thought I have is that maybe I don't want the legs to go to the floor. I would like to tie them into the engine mounts through the console. There isn't a lot of floor space along the sides and I don't want to make it smaller if I can help it.
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Old 10 February 2014, 20:59   #175
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The top on that Bombard was built by Birdsall in Florida. They make many of the consoles and T-top combo's used in the Zodiac Milpro boats. Very nice stuff but expensive.
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Old 11 February 2014, 19:55   #176
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Looking good man. Like the hatch placement. Keep the pictures coming. Can't wait to get speed numbers when she huts the water.
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Old 12 February 2014, 11:26   #177
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Can't wait to get speed numbers when she huts the water.
Well, JV's about 4 hours south of me. I want a demo ride.


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Old 12 February 2014, 17:31   #178
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I want a demo ride too!! Doesn't seem like it's ever going to happen. Realized I have to build the line guide over the engine before I button up the bracket. Don't want to you out with open holes in the bracket.
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You'll get there. There's always something else needing doing on a boat...

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Old 15 February 2014, 20:34   #180
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More progress, rear hatch done. Just need to get some dirt on there to match old deck. Click image for larger version

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