Some previous owner had installed a Regular 2x4 top with galvanized joist hanger brackets, and covered with a vinyl floor covering to waterproof it. Lasted since at least 1996. Has been getting pretty punky over last couple years. So I stripped it off.
In process of making new (albeit slightly narrower) overhead. Decided to make it the same width as the existing coaming of the Flybridge so we stopped whacking pilings while alongside a dock.
Now to take it to boat next weekend for a test fit then back home to glass the top and sides.
I see many people with soft tops, and stainless frames. It was hard to decide. But the absolute joy of stepping out of the cabin on a rainy day under a hard top canít be beat.