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Old 08-14-2012, 08:25 AM
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It's time to replace the canvas on the t-top. what's the best material. sunbrella or weblon? which shop in Miami-Dade County? Thanks in advance.
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First and foremost, call A Team Marine www.ateammarine.com for a quote. You'll be surprised how good a price you'll get and he'll walk you through all the details.

Second, Weblon and Stamoid are the two vinyls and Sunbrella is a 'cloth'. I hear Stamoid is the better quality of the two vinyls but the Weblon allows for a two color (white up/other color down) canvas. Also depends on width of your t-top. Stamoid offers wider widths while Weblon may require seams down the middle if too wide. Again, just call A Team Marine.
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+2 on A-Team Marine. Dave made me a Stamoid cover for my top. Outstanding quality at a great price.
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It's time to replace the canvas on the t-top. what's the best material. sunbrella or weblon? which shop in Miami-Dade County? Thanks in advance.
What boat do you have? We made the original OEM factory canvas and have the patterns fro many boat manufactrers (Sea Pro®, Sea Boss®, McKee Craft®, Key West®, Sea Hunt®, Pioneer®, Sea Fox®, Tidewater®, Cobia®, Glassmaster®, Caravelle®, Baja®, Everglades®, Palmetto Custom® and Mariah®) ... $299 for new T-Top canvas in Sunbrella OR Weblon (or Stamoid for more $) marine fabric and new braided lacing.

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x3 on A-Team. Dave is a stand up guy and will do you right. He sold me my Sunbrella top with rigging cord and instructions for $249.00.

Took me and a buddy about an hour to string it and put all accessories back on.
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Is it possible to convert a t-top with canvas to a hard top?
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Does the frame have to be modified?
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sorry, i dont know much about it. i was thinking of a modified hard top like the one competition makes. not sure about a regular hard top.
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Is it possible to convert a t-top with canvas to a hard top?
I have a 26' Century CCF and it had a factory canvas T-TOP. A local marine fiberglass shop made a mold from the frame and fabricated a fiberglass hardtop for me.

Cost installed was $1100---cost at the time to replace the canvas (with weblon) was going to be $700 installed. Biggest part of labor cast was re-installing antenna's, outriggers etc on top

Here a some pictures that may give you idea of the before and after

I'm very pleased because it's white on both sides abd much cooler thant the black Sunbrella fabric was---
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thanks for the suggestion. i like the hardtop alternative, but the current top has a zipper so that I can stand on center console and look out. sometimes that is invaluable to me so i do not want to give that up. if i go with a hard top i would have to have some type of hatch and now we are getting complicated which means more money. rather use that money for something else. i have a white fabric on right now with light blue on the bottom, so not much heat is generated.
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alacrity, what boat do you have?

Your white/blue canvas is made of Weblon, which we use as well as Sunbrella and Stamoid.
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i have a 31 contender.
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I have what you have---Do the Weblon thing, light blue bottom/white top. When I find the $ - I will look to do a hardtop and forget about this replacement/maintenance thing altogether......
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Sorry, we didn't make Contendor's canvas ...

Weblon is about the same cost and work as a Sunbrella canvas, so its up to you. I prefer Sunbrella, but the slick white vinly on top and light blue inside with the Weblon is pretty sweet.

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For basic trampoline style replacements, my price is $179 +$15 shipping. At most a 2 week turn around if you're not in a hurry and can do the install yourself. Sunbrella or WeatherMax. Send me the old one..
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X4 on ateam, they have done a lot of sewing for us over they years and still help us out in the summers.

Check out the Alumapole 60 mil plastic sheet. Seen it online and am interested but never seen it in person or worked with it. Could be a good alternative to fabric if that is what your looking for.

http://www.alumapole.com/Merchant2/m...T&Store_Code=A

A Sunbrella top should easily last 5 years and the lighter colors should got closer to 10 years.
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