Frequently Asked Questions About T Tops

 

Q: Does the price include installation?

A: Yes, All prices include installation

 

Q: Do you ship?

A: In order to build a custom T Top for your boat we would for the most part need it here.  We do have measurements for certain boat models that include: Carolina Skiff, Parker, Sea Hunt, Sportsman, Tidewater.  Since T Tops are large items they need to be shipped freight. Freight could be between $300-$600 depending on your location.

 

Q: Do you need my boat to build a top?

A: In order to build a custom T Top for your boat we would for the most part need it here.  We do have measurements for certain boat models that include: Carolina Skiff, Parker, Sea Hunt, Sportsman, Tidewater.  If the boat model is a few years old it’s best to bring it in to make sure we have an accurate fit.  After market products like rod racks, cup holders, and speakers could interfere with our typical mounting points.

 

Q: Can you build a folding T Top?

A: We do not offer a folding T Top, because in order to build one, a lot of strength has to be compromised.  We stand behind our work and want to build products that last.  We do offer a break-away T Top.  Break-away T Tops unbolt in the middle so the top have can be removed.  With proper tools it could be removed in minutes.  This application is best for boaters who store their boat seasonally.  It also works best for boaters with dual purposes.  The T Top could be used while fishing near the coast, but if the boat were to be used on a lake or river with low bridges the top could be left off and replaced with a grab rail.

 

Q: What size pipe do you use?

A: Our standard T Top legs are built with 1.5″ schedule 40 anodized aluminum pipe (2″ outside).  Some companies try to cut corners by building T Tops with 1.25″ pipe.  We prefer to build T Tops stronger so they’ll last longer.  The top band (ring) and most other bracing is built with 1″ pipe (1.25″ outside) instead of 3/4″ pipe as well.

 

Q: How do you mount the T Tops?

A: All of our T Tops are mounted with 4 deck mounts and 4 console mounts.  The deck mounts are fastened with chrome-plated stainless steel #14 lag screws and glued with 5200 marine adhesive.  The console mounts are fastened with through bolts and nylon lock nuts.  At least 2 of the 4 console brackets double as route tubes for wires.  This allows wires for lights, radios, and antennas to the top of the T Top without having to be seen.

 

Q: Can I pick the color of my canvas?

A: Yes, Our standard sunbrella colors are Black, Captains Navy, and Charcoal.  We can use any color in the Sunbrella color wheel, but charge a minimal fee to cover the mill’s surcharge.

 

Q: How do I place an order?

A: You could either call or send an email through our contact form.  We require a 50% deposit to get your on our schedule.

 

Q: What’s the turnaround?

A: It typically takes 1 work week for us to fabricate and install at custom T Top.  If we start your T Top on a Monday, we should have the boat ready to be picked up by that Friday.  If you’re bringing your boat from out of town and would prefer to drop off and pickup on a weekend that’s not a problem, just need to know ahead of time so we can make special arrangements.