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T-Topless™ Shadow™ and Montauk-Shadow™ Kits ... the affordable folding T-Top solution that mounts in minutes

RNR-Marine™ T-Topless™ Shadow™ Images

RNR-Marine™ Montauk-Shadow™ Logo Image Buy It Now
Folding T-Top Kit for most center console and RIB boats ... $869.00

Boston Whaler® Image Montauk Image Montauk-Shadow™ Logo Image Buy It Now
Folding T-Top Kit for Boston Whaler® Montauk®-17 ... $969.00

The patent-pending Shadow™ and Montauk-Shadow™ are kits based on the popular T-Topless™ folding, stainless steel T-Top. Designed for "Do-It-Yourselfers", these T-Top kits are a great value (only T-Top on the market priced less than $900!) in a welded, stainless steel frame, folding T-Top for your center console or Rigid Inflatable (RIB) boat. The Shadow™ and Montauk-Shadow™ combine the fishability and convenience of a center console mounted top with the ability to lower (or remove) the top in seconds to store the boat in your garage, short dry stack, boat house or under a boat cover.

Storage at home saves you $2,000-$6,000 per year in expensive ($150-$500/month) storage fees, saving you $10,000 to $72,000 over an average 10-year boat ownership and paying for the top in 6 to 9 months!

Compare the quality of welded stainless steel and Sunbrella® canvas, installation without drilling holes, raising/lowering (or removing) in seconds, mounting of rod holders, continued use of the rod holders built into the side of your console and the industry leading 10-year Shadow Frame Warranty to bimini tops or heavier aluminum T-Tops.

The T-Topless Shadow™ kit is available in 6 universal fit models for boats with vertical windshield grab rails or those with grab rails that are raked (angled) forward or back.

We released the Montauk-Shadow™ in October 2011, which is a taller version with proper rake to fit the Boston Whaler® Montauk®-17 and providing clearance for rod in the front, console mounted rod holders! This gives Whaler owner's the option of the lower priced Montauk-Shadow™ kit or the fully assembled & lighted Montauk-T-Topless™.

Picture of Shadow™ Curved Cross-bar from Rear NEW Curved Cross-Bar added in June 2011

While the T-Topless Shadow™ kit works great and has been a great value, many boaters have asked for a more stylish look. So, we went back to the drawing board (literally) and made a few changes to the frames, curved the rear cross bar, built the new Shadow™, tested it and it worked and looked great!

What do you think? We'd love your input!

We've had great comments from everyone who has seen it, and plan to use this design (no extra cost) on all Shadows we produce moving forward.


Picture of Shadow™ T-Top Curved Cross-bar from Top

United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Image
Patent Pending
The Shadow™ folding T-Top Kit Picture
The Shadowinstalls in about an hour

The T-Topless Shadow™ mounts on the windshield grab bars of your center console or RIB boat using heavy duty 316 stainless steel grab clamshell clamps in about an hour.

Drill NO holes* in your boat!

All you need to install is:

  • Phillips Screwdriver
  • 3/16" Allen Wrench
  • 7/16" or crescent wrench
No Wood Screws Image Shadow™ and Montauk-Shadow™ Mount with Split Jaw Slides Picture
Mounts without drilling ANY holes* in your boat!

The T-Topless Shadow™ mounts on your windshield grab rails with two pairs of stainless steel split rail clamps.

All other after-market T-Tops mount to the floor using wood screws, which don't hold up over time.

So, you don't need to drill ANY holes* in your fiberglass (shudder) or try to get wood screws to hold!

* Some boats (< 10%) will utilize deck hinges (which requires 4 3/16" holes) for attachment of the Rear-Legs if there are no windshield grab rails at the rear of the console.

RNR-Marine™ Shadow™ Raising/Lowering on 2000 Sea Pro 180 Picture
The Shadow™ lowers in seconds

Pull 2 quick-release pins and rotate forward, below the windshield grab bar height in less than 30 seconds. Or remove the 2 front pivots to take the top completely off on cool days or for fly-fishing.

If you take the top off for the day, its 52" width fits inside most full-size SUV's, including: Expedition, Excursion, Suburban, Denali, Tahoe, Sequoia, Navigator, Hummer or any pickup truck.

The top raises just as easily, and locks in place with the lanyard-attached quick-release toggle pins.

Picture of Shadow™ Fitting In Garage
The Shadow™ fits in your garage

The T-Topless Shadow™ lowers below windshield height (below the gunwales on some boats) to fit in your garage, shed, barn, a shorter (cheaper) dry stack space or under bridges.

If you use a boat cover, the T-Topless Shadow™ will usually fit under the cover, and even helps hold the boat cover up to avoid sagging and collection of rain water.

Very stable at speed (65+mph!)

We put the Shadow™ on our Yamaha 200 powered Sea Pro® 180cc, which has been clocked on GPS at 67mph. The Shadow™ was very stable, creating a little down-force which made it nice and stiff.

At the time of this video, we didn't offer the optional stabilizer bar, which offers lateral stability (reduces swaying). The top performed fine (as you'll see in the video), but we felt the stabilizer was an important option for heavier seas.

Picture of T-Topless™ Shadow™ with Rods in Console Rod Holders
No other Bimini or Aluminum T-Top can do this!

In most cases, the T-Topless Shadow™ provides enough clearance for you to continue to use the factory rod holders on the side of your console. We designed it this way for fishermen, who always need rod storage!

You can't store rods there with a bimini top or most large after-market T-Tops.

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No annoying bimini top frame or straps!

The T-Topless Shadow™ mounts entirely to the center console with four rail clamps, so there is no bimini top frame or ugly, flapping straps in the way on the side of your boat, allowing you to fish or get in the boat safely.

The Shadow™ is built for fishermen, by fishermen. It provides the shade you need, with the convenience of a center console mounted T-Top, yet folds so you can store it in the garage!

You can even add options like the Gear Loft or Rod Holders, which just aren't practical on a bimini top.

RNR-Marine™ Manufacturing Plant Made in the USA with a 10-year Warranty
Made in the USA

All RNR-Marine™ stainless steel tops are manufactured in North Carolina, and are backed by an industry-leading 10-Year Warranty!

No other T-Top manufacturer offers a 10-Year Warranty. 10-Year Warranty

AISI® Type 316 Top Cap Picture
Solid construction
AISI® Type 304L polished stainless tubing Picture

To ensure strength, each side of the Shadow's™ frame is formed from highly polished, 0.049 inch wall thickness AISI type 304L stainless steel tubing which is orbital TIG welded to polished AISI type 316 stainless steel cast fittings.

Ercolina® Logo Image Ercolina® MB42 Tubing Bender Picture





Ercolina® MB42 Numerical Control (NC) Bender provides smooth, consistent, high-quality tube bends.

Swagelok® Logo Image Swagelok® 20H Weld Head Picture Swagelok® M200 Oribtial Welder Power Supply Picture



The fittings are welded to the tubing using a state-of-the art Swagelok® Orbital Computer Controlled Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welder, just like NASA, aircraft manufacturers, ship builders, chemical and nuclear plants use for high quality, consistent, near perfect welds.

Picture of Swagelok® Orbital Welded Fitting
Producing textbook welds!

See it weld on YouTube® Video of Shadow® Welded with Swagelok® TIG welder
... and the finished weld on YouTube® Video of Shadow® Finished Weld with Swagelok® TIG welder

Sunbrella® Marine Fabrics Logo Image Sunbrella® is the #1 marine canvas in the world

We exclusively use Sunbrella® on the T-Topless Shadow™ because it the is best marine canvas in the world. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends Sunbrella® as an aid in the prevention of sun-induced damage to the skin. We offer the T-Topless Shadow™ in Black Sunbrella® 9.25oz fabric, or you can upgrade to any Sunbrella® marine fabric color to match your boat for a small up-charge. Mediterranean Blue Tweed is our most popular upgrade color. Check out Sunbrella's® marine fabrics, care and cleaning at www.Sunbrella.com.

Sunbrella® Black Marine Fabric Picture
Sunbrella® Mediterranean Blue Tweed Marine Fabric Picture

Sunbrella® Marine Fabric Repels Water Like a Duck Video Repels Water
Like a Duck!

The Sunbrella® canvas sheds water like a duck!

Shadow™ Top Parts, Tools and Optional Rod Holders Picture T-Topless Shadow™ components:
  • Port Frame with Rear Leg attached
  • Starboard Frame with Rear Leg attached
  • Rear Cross-Bar
  • Sunbrella® Canvas and Lacing (included, but not shown)
  • (4) Split Jaw Rail Mounts
  • optional Stabilizer Bar
  • optional Rod Holders
  • optional Gear Loft (not shown)
  • installation tools (screwdriver & wrenches) shown, but NOT included
Shadow™ Gear Loft Picture Optional Gear Loft

The optional Gear Loft is custom fit to the Shadow folding T-Top to provide overhead storage for 3 or 4 PFDs (life preservers), towels, throwable cushions and other light gear, freeing up floor space and valuable storage lockers for dry goods like tackle, jackets, gear, food or coolers.

PhiferTex® Logo Image Made of open-weave, breathable Phifertex® PVC-coated polyester by Phifer with nylon webbing sewn around all edges and nickel plated grommets just like the Sunbrella® canvas, the Gear Loft will protect your gear and allow it to breathe and dry to avoid mold and mildew.

The Gear Loft laces onto the Shadow T-Top frame, under the Sunbrella® canvas in about 20 minutes. Unlike other T-Top storage options, the Shadow Gear Loft doesn't hang down below the T-Top frame. Instead, its stays and out of view and "out of your space" ... plus ... you can tow your boat with the Gear Loft in place. Picture of Shadow™ Gear Loft on Boat

As soon as we put one on our demo boat we discovered that we had a whole locker up front to put beach or fishing gear in. Amazing! Picture of PhiferTex® Breathable Mesh Fabric

Picture of Shadow™ T-Top Stainless Steel Rear Rod Holders Picture of Shadow™ T-Top Stainless Steel Side Rod Holders
Optional Rod Holders ...

Polished stainless steel clamp-on Rod Holders can be mounted on sides or rear for out of the way rod storage.

We recommend mounting them on the side to provide more fishing clearance in the rear, plus they look cool this way! Mounting them on the sides also makes them useful for trolling "way-back" rigs up high, out of the way.

Picture of Shadow™ with Spoiler on 2000 Sea Pro 180
Optional Spoiler - NO Longer Offered
Picture of Shadow™ Stabilizer Bar, from Rear
Optional Stabilizer Bar

For those who boat in rough seas, the optional Stabilizer adds rigidity and lateral stability (sway control).

It can be mounted on the port or starboard side.

The optional stabilizer still leaves a wide-open view looking forward.

Picture of Fulton® Fold Away Coupler
Combine with Fulton® Fold Away Trailer Coupler

to fit the trailer in your garage.

Picture of Shadow™ Folding T-Top Installation Tools
1 to 1-1/2 hour installation ...
  • NO mounting holes to drill! in most cases
  • Simply requires a 3/16" allen wrench, a medium phillips screwdriver and a 7/16" box or open end wrench.
1-1/4 inch Split Jaw Slide Picture 1 inch Split Jaw Slide Picture 7/8 inch Split Jaw Slide Picture
  • Attaches to your windshield grab rails with (2) split jaw slides,

  • and the rear legs attach with (2) split jaw slides for grab rails:
Picture of Shadow™ T-Top Mounted to After-Market Grab Rail Picture of Flat Deck Hinge Picture of Angled Deck Hinge Picture of Side Mount Deck Hinge
  • console mounts (deck hinges) or even an added grab bar on the rear/side of the console:

The T-Topless™ Shadow™ Kit

Specifications
Shadow Dimensions

The T-Topless Shadow model is a kit version of the T-Topless™ providing a great value for those "Do-It-Yourselfers" who like to put things together themselves (and don't need a built-in navigation light). Like the T-Topless, the Shadow™ kit is a 1"OD stainless frame folding top with welded fittings which assembles and installs in about an hour, provides refreshing shade and raises, lowers or removes in seconds to fit in a garage or under a boat cover.

In order to fit most center console boats and RIB rail configurations, this universal kit is available in:

  • 5 different height/rake configurations,
  • 3 different rear leg lengths,
  • 2 front mounts (7/8" or 1") sizes,
  • 3 rear mounts (7/8", 1" or deck mount) options,

Detailed Specifications:


Standard T-Topless™ Shadow™ Kit Buy It Now $869.00
Montauk-Shadow™ Kit Buy It Now $969.00
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