hard top wanted

Discussion in 'General Parts Classifieds - No Boats' started by aquaholic, Jan 15, 2018.

  1. aquaholic

    aquaholic Member

    77
    Jul 7, 2009
    new jersey
    37 express cruz, 3126 cats, all new garmin electronics,
    3126 cats
    I have a 2000 sea ray 37 express cruiser, im looking for a factory hard top, for my boat, were built in Florida, 1997 to year 2000 are the same, if anyone knows of one sitting somewhere or has any leads on where i can find one i will pay a finders fee, any info would be greatly appreciated, thank you nick
     
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2018
  2. aquaholic

    aquaholic Member

    77
    Jul 7, 2009
    new jersey
    37 express cruz, 3126 cats, all new garmin electronics,
    3126 cats
    still looking, i guess ill have to build one
     
  3. aquaholic

    aquaholic Member

    77
    Jul 7, 2009
    new jersey
    37 express cruz, 3126 cats, all new garmin electronics,
    3126 cats
    still looking for factory hard top, thank you
     
  4. fwebster

    fwebster Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    Middle Tennessee ; Panama City Beach, FL
    1996 450DA
    3116 Caterpillars
    If you still want a factory hardtop for a 370EC, I think I know where the molds are and what happened to them. If you are still interested, I will try to find the contact info for you.
     
  5. aquaholic

    aquaholic Member

    77
    Jul 7, 2009
    new jersey
    37 express cruz, 3126 cats, all new garmin electronics,
    3126 cats
    yes, I am very interested, thank you !!!!
     
  6. fwebster

    fwebster Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    Middle Tennessee ; Panama City Beach, FL
    1996 450DA
    3116 Caterpillars
    The service manager at our dealership has recently purchased two replacement swim platforms for boats whose owners found the seawall the hard way. The finished product were identical to the OEM platforms. Being curious enough to ask about them I learned that the owner of Florida Bow Thrusters has been buying obsolete molds from Sea Ray when they were ready to let them go. Most of what he bought were swim platform molds, but I am told he also has a few hardtop molds, one of which is the 1997-2000 370EC hardtop.

    I think the contact at FBT would be:

    Tom Gillikin
    321-453-7070

    They are in Merritt Island Florida so freight would be expensive unless you have a friend with a car trailer and a truck. One other point.......I've seen the last hardtop Sea Ray produced from these molds installed on a 1997 EC and the fit was less than optimum. Boats relax a bit so there were sizeable gaps on both sides of the hardtop where it met the hull........the dealer here chose to fill the gap with caulking and the result was acceptable. Just be aware this probably isn't going to be an exact fit....but it is manageable and sure beats no top!

    Good luck with it...........
     
  7. West32

    West32 Member SILVER Sponsor

    39
    May 24, 2017
    Racine
    1999 Sea Ray 370 EC Hardtop
    Raymarine Axiom Pro system, AP, Radar, VHF, Fox Marine Engine Monitor
    Twin Mercruiser 454 Horizon 380 hp
    On Facebook, search for the Sea Ray Express Cruisers owners club. There is a guy on there with a 370 with a custom hardtop that looks stock only better. Contact him for more info
     
  8. aquaholic

    aquaholic Member

    77
    Jul 7, 2009
    new jersey
    37 express cruz, 3126 cats, all new garmin electronics,
    3126 cats
    Thank you for the info, i will reach out monday and see how it goes, have a great weekend, nick
     
  9. aquaholic

    aquaholic Member

    77
    Jul 7, 2009
    new jersey
    37 express cruz, 3126 cats, all new garmin electronics,
    3126 cats
    I called Tom he only has swim platforms no hard tops, but i just wanted to thank you for looking for me. nick
     
  10. fwebster

    fwebster Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    Middle Tennessee ; Panama City Beach, FL
    1996 450DA
    3116 Caterpillars
    I got the hardtop info from the service manager at our marina. He knows Tom and buys several replacement platforms from them every year. I'll "re-ask" the question..........
     

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