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Old 09-09-2019, 03:32 PM   #1
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I'm making a new Hi/Low hard side blind for my boat and was interested in what people had thought up for lids? I found this picture on the Alumalite facebook page but can't figure out what they used to make it. appreciate any help!
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Here what I have right now for a frame for reference
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Hell of a nice rig.
Dont hunt out of a boat anymore , so im no help.
Hopefully someone will chime in for you.
1st pic must be on a rail with rollers
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What did you use for your joints if I might ask? I also think that their kids are on track hardware
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I'm making a new Hi/Low hard side blind for my boat and was interested in what people had thought up for lids? I found this picture on the Alumalite facebook page but can't figure out what they used to make it. appreciate any help!




I think at one time their lids slide inside channels
Sorry not much help!
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Had these made up last year. Love them! Work just like layout doors. Alumiliteís have channels only thing that scares me with that is stuff getting caught in the channel not letting them open..
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What did you use for your joints if I might ask? I also think that their kids are on track hardware
The black joints are Maker pipe and then the silver ones I used as hinges on the outside doors and lids are green house fittings from a place called Colorado metal worx. they both fit the 3/4 EMT really well and with a little Lock-tight on the bolts I think they should hold up fine. Its defiantly more expensive then just welding them up but its way faster and gives you a little more room for error with guessing the gunnel width.
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Had these made up last year. Love them! Work just like layout doors. Alumiliteís have channels only thing that scares me with that is stuff getting caught in the channel not letting them open..
totally agree about the channels, I feel like they would get iced up all the time. I was thinking about using spring loaded window shades or maybe just camo screens that flip in.

I like your doors, do they stay shut ok when you are on the highway?

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totally agree about the channels, I feel like they would get iced up all the time. I was thinking about using spring loaded window shades or maybe just camo screens that flip in.

I like your doors, do they stay shut ok when you are on the highway?
They get strapped down when going down the road. The whole thing also flips up so itís all open while loading up, setting up etc.
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Had these made up last year. Love them! Work just like layout doors. Alumiliteís have channels only thing that scares me with that is stuff getting caught in the channel not letting them open..
These are SWEET!!! Who made these? I would love to have a set for my hard side. Any info you have I would appreciate!
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These are SWEET!!! Who made these? I would love to have a set for my hard side. Any info you have I would appreciate!
I actually drew up all the dimensions and what I wanted and took them to a aluminum welding shop in Waterloo and had it made. Turned out perfect. Put channels in the doors, top, and bottom so all the water runs to the back of
The boat when itís raining. Use a door opener that you can set the spring tension on and set it so itís just enough to help open the doors and stay up.
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