Height dimensions of the hardtop

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Height dimensions of the hardtop

Post by SailorC » Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:45 pm

Hi All,

I was hoping someone could do me a favor, please?

What are the height dimensions of your hardtop, measuring the from the deck to where the stainless fitting connects to the h/t, from the aft cabin decks and the height off the slider? Also, how many inches between the top of the hardtop to the bottom of the boom do you have (so clearance between the two)?

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Re: Height dimensions of the hardtop

Post by thinwater » Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:43 pm

Boom clearance depends a good bit on the sail; The answer is not very much to about 3 inches when hauled tight. If you add solar panels you will need to allow for that as well. But it is easy to raise the boom by recut or even by extending the tack a little.
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Re: Height dimensions of the hardtop

Post by SailorC » Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:08 pm

Thanks thinwater. That all makes sense.

Anybody out there who could take a tape measure to their hardtop to their deck, please?
I posted looking for any N. California 32 owners but there appears to be none so I can't go measure it myself. I also asked the stainless manu in Montreal but they never got back to me either.

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Re: Height dimensions of the hardtop

Post by thinwater » Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:34 pm

If you have a boat, basically it is pretty tight. 1-2 inches boom clearance at the front, and 2-3 inches in the back. It is probably more important how it fits YOUR boat than someone elses.

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Re: Height dimensions of the hardtop

Post by Serenity » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:46 pm

I am not sure this is what you are asking for, but the stainless hardtop support in this (unfortunately sideways) pic is 40" long.
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Re: Height dimensions of the hardtop

Post by SailorC » Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:59 am

Dennis, that was exactly what I was asking for. Thanks a lot!

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Re: Height dimensions of the hardtop

Post by Phenix » Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:01 pm

Dennis, I rotated your photo and added it back to your post.

Also, it looks like you have a few stainless steel circular bases in the hardtop, near where the support pole attached. Can I ask what those are for?
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Re: Height dimensions of the hardtop

Post by Serenity » Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:38 pm

Phenix:

Thanks for the photo rotation!

What you are seeing on the underside of the hardtop is a bunch of washers and bolts that go up into some starboard (or something similar--i'm no expert) that runs along the fore and aft edges of my original (dead) 3 solar panels. It's nice when I forget to tighten the topping lift and drop the mainsail--the boom just slams into the starboard and doesn't hurt anything else. ...I am only partially joking--that may have happened once or twice. :lol: Here is a pic of the top. The starboard is about 3" tall, so you have some idea of the scale.
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