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Where did you get your cockpit hardtop???

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Where did you get your cockpit hardtop???

Postby CDA32 » April 13th, 2015, 10:23 am

I am in the process of choosing between two different 320 Voyagers from 1996. Neither has a bimini or hardtop over the cockpit area of the boat. This is a deal breaker for the 'admiral' so I am scrambling to see if there is a way to cover this area, preferably with a hardtop for a more permanent solution. I see them in some photos on the Internet but not nearly as many of them as I see on the Bayliners, for example and with no idea of where to locate such a thing. Is there by any chance a company that makes some sort of generic hard top in a variety of sizes, not necessarily specific to this boat?

As a pilot I have always enjoyed having a fuel flow indicator so this will be the next thing I install on the boat. In the mean time I wondered if anyone could tell me what their fuel burn is on this boat with a pair of Crusader 350 XL motors at a gentle hull speed of just 7-9 knots, or whatever that speed happens to be on this boat. I cannot find a reference to this anywhere. I am sure that it is a pretty modest burn but I am curious to know what that speed and burn might be with these motors and V-drives. I look forward to contributing to the forum in the weeks to come as I dig into one of these and will be most grateful for any help others can offer along the way as I get reacquainted with something I haven't been involved in for over 30 years. Here we go :)

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Re: Where did you get your cockpit hardtop???

Postby Lyndon670 » April 13th, 2015, 11:42 am

Here is a great resource for you. Keep in mind that this is a generic simulator, motors only.

http://www.boat-fuel-economy.com/crusad ... us-gallons

Also, try Atlantic Hardtops - just google them. They make a couple of different ones. A complete bolt on one for my Silverton 42C was about 12K CAD, but I decided to pass and put the difference into the "new boat fund"...
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Re: Where did you get your cockpit hardtop???

Postby CDA32 » April 13th, 2015, 2:54 pm

Many thanks for weighing in.I appreciate the links too. I might have to get into the "Cockpit Hardtop" business! :)

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