Soft tops and radar mounts

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steveinak

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how about a aluminum mount and have it powder coated a dark color to look like wood ?? easy to fabricate yourself then take it to a shop to have it welded together.
 

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Atlantic Towers does some great work.

We bought a radar arch from them and later added their bolt on hard top, which incorporated into the existing arch in the back, and put down two supports forward.

If you you have your heart set on a forward arch there's a good chance they already have dimensions for something that would work- they did all our work from measurements they had from previous jobs on the same boat model.
 

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Radar Tower

Dont cut any corners with that boat. Its a pretty boat. If you are going to put a radar mount on make sure that it is done correctly

Beautiful boat!
 

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Call Cw hood in Marblehead. Chances are they built them for their boats
 
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Ellis yachts makes them for their boats. Also check Newman and Gray Facebook page it looks like they fabricated one for one of their boats. Pendleton yacht yard has a nice example on one of the Newman 36 they have for sale. Farrin's is going to fabricate one for us. Not sure yet what it will look like. Good luck
 

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pm me Ive got some pictures that Im having trouble posting
 

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I saw a soft top that had its stainless steel canvass frame retrofitted for a furuno radar , they had a 1 inch vertical tube welded to the aft canvas rib that was placed on the boats center line. I was impressed by this set-up. it did not drastically change the looks of the boat. I took the liberty to see if it moved at all when shaking the canvas top.it seemed pretty strong.the boat was at mt. desert island me.
 
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