As a new Alumaweld Stryker owner, I'm embarrassed by the tops that Alumaweld puts on their boats. The material is thin and the snaps must be the cheapest that they can find. The salesman warned me to take the top down before I drove off the lot with it. But I don't drive fast (55 mph) and I knew I had a tailwind on the way home, so I left it up. Needless to say, the top flapped like a flag in the wind and by the time I got home 3/4 of the snaps were unsnapped and one snap was ripped out of the material. I won't do that again.
A buddy of mine has a new NorthRiver. Now if you want to see a good top, check out theirs. I think they are made by Bentley. They have poles inside the support poles, material that doesn't flap in the wind and much stronger snaps. It looks and behaves more like a convertable car top. He has no problems driving down the road with his top up.
I started a thread a while back inquiring about hard tops for my Stryker click here for thread.
and found out that Stevens Marine would gladly build me a hard top for $3500. :shocked: