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Re: Looking for hard dodger top DIY ideas...
Thanks for that, Bill.. some good things to consider there. Thankfully I'm not looking at a 200 sq ft catamaran cover!!
I'd really like to avoid any visible fasteners on the top surface, and given the relatively small size I'm hoping the side handles (already through bolted onto the frame) will do the job of holding the top down, esp if it's precurved and not under stress. May still require some sort of centerline clip though. The other challenge is a lip/rim/channel that can accept the side curtains and front panel. A luff tape type extrusion could be the ticket there.
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