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    3888 Bayliner Fiberglass Hard Top-gctid809747

    When I bought my 3888 Bayliner in Friday Harbor- San Juan Islands Wa. I new I wanted a fiberglass hard top.

    My first trip out of Friday Harbor was to Boaters Discount Center -601 Dunlap Way, La Conner, WA 98257.

    I had them install a fiberglass hardtop.

    They did a great job mounting the top.

    There was a canvas shop in the same building, I had them put Isinglass and Sunbrella on the new top. It came out great.

    I wanted a fiberglass hard top for the fly bridge but the only way to get one was to have one custom made. The price at that time was going to be around $18,000.00. "Were talking about 10 years ago."

    The bimini top on the boat was all most new. And I did not have a spare $18,000.00 sitting around so needless to say I deicide to forgo the new hard top.

    I told my self that when the bimini wore out I would get a fiberglass top to the fly bridge.

    The day finally came. First a small hole in the top, then another and so on.

    I still did not have a spare $18,000.00 sitting around. " It is probably more now".

    So I came up with a plan. I would just build one in my back yard.

    Now I have patched a hole or two with fiberglass but never built a large project. needless to say I was nervous about starting this project. But I drew up some plans and went to work.

    The plan I came up with was fiberglass over wood.

    The top is on the boat now being held up with 2 X 2's waiting for the stainless welders to make the supports. It will be finished in a couple of days. Then all I have to do is the wiring.

    I am going to post step by step photos for the project.


    When I bought my boat it had a 1990 Furuno radar and chart plotter. (Long gone now)

    "I only used this from the lower station". It was in good working condition but I wanted to up grade to a color radar and auto pilot fish finder all in one.

    I did not want to take off the Furuno radar dome when I install the new Raymarine radar dome so I had a stainless mount made that went on the radar arch over the Furuno radar dome.

    When I made the fiber glass hard top I integrated a small radar arch into the top to mount the stainless Raymarine mount on. You will see it on the back of the top in the drawings.

    I hope you will enjoy poking fun at my mistakes.

    Attached files

    Its great to hear that your going to challange yourself, good luck, and I look forward to following your project.
    Yellowknife, NT. Canada
    2002 cierra 3055
    twin 350 mags mpi FWC w/B2


      Photos? How did the project end up?
      Great Lakes

      The Wonder Years
      1985 3870 MY


        I think you are a few inches too wide. There's a natural slope to the sides that you will want to continue between the bridge and the hardtop.

        I think mine is a bit over 8ft wide.
        1999 Sandpiper Pilothouse - Current
        1989 3888 - 2011-2019, 1985 Contessa - 2005-2011, 1986 21' Trophy 1998-2005
        Nobody gets out alive.