The finished hardtop from on deck
The clears are designed to open and close readily on zips at the front. The sides roll up and a full sun protection is sizzed onto the clears for blockout. Seems to work a treat!
docgav on 10.03.17 @ 05:30 PM EST [link]
The deck layout on the hardtop.
All wiring is internal in the foam. Three panels, lighting for cockpit and BBQ and a sliding pilot hatch which give the helmsman a panaoramic view of the sails
docgav on 10.03.17 @ 05:29 PM EST [link]
The hardtop is finished!
It was a labour of love and the final fit and painting took a significant time. Eventually clear, solar panel, pilot hatch and tiring were done and now to make the most of it. Our goal was to make the hardtop to a standard that looks like she was original to the design. Critics would say we have added weight. We have, but at the benefit of increased usability. We can reef faster, safer and quicker - and unreef similarly. Maintenance does not need to be delayed and it is sooooo much better in the cockpit. Cooler, more room, no leaks!
docgav on 10.03.17 @ 05:27 PM EST [link]