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Old 13 April 2015, 16:45   #21
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Mine looks all the same as yours but I also have a T Top.
Hi Mac, is it the T-Top from Highfield or an aftermarket that Jamie sourced? will be interested to hear your feedback on it. how much additional? Mine will have the 'panam Bimini top' which may be nice with family but I'm sure I'll be embarassed to have up very often!

By chance did you find out from Jamie how much the A frame was?
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Old 13 April 2015, 16:56   #22
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sounds like a plan
The problem is to meet in reality in the middle ....

The middle is in the middle of Atlantic Sea.

But we can be virtual team and share problems and solutions.

About T-top and BiMini -> normal wind in Greece is 4-6 BF.
We do prefer to wear Rash-Guards and special caps (+60 UV)

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Old 13 April 2015, 16:57   #23
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Jamie gave me the option of either the Bimini top or the T- top, the T- top looks better so we chose that. looks more like a pro dive boat.
The Bimini top would provide more shade but I can always get something custom made later to shade the area between the T Top and the A frame.
The rear A frame sold to me for $1200 , it includes seating for 2 built in to the A frame.
With the A frame I can also attach a dive ladder to it, I may have to get my buddy to weld up a stainless mounting bracket for that.
Will know later when I get the boat home.
So now lots of extra seating with the 2 A frame seats, the console seat on the front of console and the drivers seat I picked the high one for standing or sitting.
Still have enough room for dive tanks and gear, hopefully!
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Old 13 April 2015, 17:00   #24
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Not sure if the T-top is Highfields or aftermarket. It is a good solid one and made from aluminum. comes with this boat.
The A frame is powder coated steel.

This is the ladder I kept from my old boat, it is the 4 step one, I will have to modify it to make it work. http://www.armstrongnautical.com/ladders.htm
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Old 13 April 2015, 17:08   #25
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The problem is to meet in reality in the middle ....

The middle is in the middle of Atlantic Sea.

But we can be virtual team and share problems and solutions.

About T-top and BiMini -> normal wind in Greece is 4-6 BF.
We do prefer to wear Rash-Guards and special caps (+60 UV)

Nice hat Matt, I just slather suntan lotion on me.LOL
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Old 14 April 2015, 01:40   #26
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I looked more like Indiana Jones not so handsome unfortunately ...
Please find below mentioned picture of T-Top from London boat show fixed on OM590DL (is yours the same) ?

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Old 14 April 2015, 03:42   #27
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Hi everyone, I am new here and am thrilled to be the owner of a nice Highfield OM 540.
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Hi r3tmac!

I'm very VERY jealous of your Highfield! How does it feel and handle? Is there a noticeable difference between your ALU and the GRP hulled boats?

oh, and welcome
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Old 14 April 2015, 09:55   #28
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Matt, almost the same, but my T Top is bright aluminum and I have an bigger A frame on the back.
Mine has a standup seat for the console.
Blootac, the boat is still getting outfitted at the dealer and I am picking it up this weekend, so I have no idea yet how it handles in the water.
Will have pictures soon too.
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Old 19 April 2015, 04:16   #29
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Please remember about pictures. I'm curious about this AFrame.
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Ok I have my boat home now and took some pictures. I can not get it out on the water until next weekend, there is still too much ice.
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