Originally Posted by Ruffryder
Looks good... that's the emblem location for 42, 48 convertible.
Aftermarket arch? Since her original factory arch was all molded into the upper superstructure...
Original factory arch. It may appear to be molded in, but it is a separate piece, I took it all apart myself.
The original arch was constructed of plywood covered with fiberglass and gel coat, and screwed to the flybridge surround, you'll find the heads of the screws under the inner skirt of the surround. It was then faired into the surround and cabin top with filler and blended in with gelcoat.
I removed it for over the road transport and after refurbing it will bolt it back onto the flybridge surround in it's original location. I do not plan to fair it back into the surround though so it can be removed somewhat easily. This will happen after launch since it cannot be attached prior to transport back to the launch facility, it's too tall with it attached.
The cabin top/roof is also a separate piece from the cabin sides. The top is screwed onto the cabin under the aluminum trim pieces on each side of the cabin. I think it may be bonded as well, but I'm not sure I haven't taken that apart and don't plan to.