|Posted: May 29 2010 at 13:40 | IP Logged
Ron, You'll probally have to go to a "boat top maker" to get a frame made to support the rear section.
Tops and the poles/frame to support it are a bit custom on each boat depemding on pole length & where side mounts are located on the deck etc.
The frame is usually just a few aluminum poles of various curved sizes that the support the top.. (they make up a sectioned top frame) & as well there are those other poles on the sides (probally three or so on each side), which support the entire rear canvas and afix it to the deck of the boat. You might have zippered section that join the front & rear canvas sections.
I'll look through some of my pics to try to show you the pole configuration.. and take a picture of the side poles.. (My rear canvas portion has three arched frame pieces which make up the roof/side support plus there are 3 side poles of various lengths which support the roof and those side poles afix the top to the deck of the boat.
>> Post back oin the other forum (link below).. Muct better and we can post pics in it.
PS: Send me your email, pehaps a pic of the Marathon Ron.. And I'll send you a bunch of stuff on Marathon Etc.. Norm.. We have done a lot of research on Marathon including the historical and informational stuff from the beginning of Marathon. Hard to find considering Marathon started over like 30yrs old but has been out of biz since early 1990's.. It's almost an historical event to have a Marathon.. Almost like having a classic car which kinda make it a vintage special moment to have one.
Edited by Norm_Richards on May 29 2010 at 13:47
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