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Old 30 November 2015, 13:30   #1
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t-top "wings" ?


So I've seen some hard boats that have canvas wings built off the side of the t-top for la bit more wind protection. I think that is going to be a winter modification but I had a few questions. Anybody done this? did you attach the outside to the tubes or a deck fitting? I really want to keep the deck free of trip hazards and toe-breakers and I am concerned about the load attaching to a ring on the tubes might create, they are old tubes. any thoughts or suggestions?

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Old 30 November 2015, 19:19   #2
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My opinion, attach to tube - more functional. The lifelines are attached to some pretty big patches - I'd think they're plenty strong for this purpose.

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Old 01 December 2015, 11:06   #3
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Angle the wings back a bit and you'll lessen the drag while running. I would think the tube attachments would be fine (but I've also not seen your tubes.)

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