Originally Posted by Keith lane
The new frame will be more substantial and allow side panels to be outside the frame. If I used the existing frame the outside panels would need to be inside the frame since the original frame attaches to the outside of the boat.
Quotes are in the $10 a 12,000 using polycarbonate for all but the backside where the doorway and the need to be able to roll up due to the mast support lines. All the other panels will swing up and be secured to the frame work.
Currently have the windshield cover from the factory.
At this point not thinking about cockpit enclosure.
Hope this helps.
Oh wow. Yeah, the ST44 that I was on that had the enclosure had it inside the frame. $10-12k out of my price range. Was hoping for a few grand on top of new bimini top to retrofit to existing frame. Will be getting some quotes in Spring. I am 50/50 because Isinglass is a lot of work to keep from getting fouled up. Thinking I'd be fine just running the boat from the lower helm.