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Stryker T-Tops Customer Photo Gallery Contest 2016

1. Eligibility:
Stryker T-Tops Customer Gallery $350 Bass Pro Shop Gift Card Contest (the "Pro Shop Gift Card Contest") is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. Void where prohibited. The Pro Shop Gift Card Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Participation in the Pro Shop Gift Card Contest constitutes entrant's full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor's decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Pro Shop Gift Card Contest. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

2. Sponsor:
Stryker T-Tops, 23482 Peralta, Suite B, Laguna Hills, CA 92653

3. Timing:
The Pro Shop Gift Card Contest starts on 5/01/2016 at 1:00 A.M. PST and ends on 8/31/2016 at 11:59:59 PM PST (collectively referred to as the "Promotion Period"). Administrator's computer is the official time-keeping device for the Pro Shop Gift Card Contest.

4. How to enter:
All entries must be sent via email as an attachment in one or more of the following digital formats: pdf, jpg, png, or tiff. Digital photos or scanned photos are all acceptable types of content as long as they are converted and provided in a digital format via email. Mailings of physical items will not be accepted for entry. Eligible photo entries must have a Stryker T-Top properly installed. At least 1 useable photo must be submitted. Persons who submitted photos from previous contests are eligible but may not submit the same photo(s). At least 1 new photo must be submitted. We can not accept images that are blurry, under exposed or difficult to see. Minimum image size should be around 800 pixels wide. Please view our current customer gallery for examples of what we are looking for. All entries must be submitted by an official entry form located online.

5. Original Content:
Entrant must be the registered owner of the boat in the photo(s). Entrant must either own or have obtained rights for the usage of copyrighted material prior to program submission. Program submission is defined as visual art, sound or digital recording, prose and/or poetry, sculpture, film or video recording, and performance art. The proof of clearance for the use of copyrighted material shall be the sole responsibility of the Entrant and does not need to be submitted with program submission. Entrant agrees to assume full responsibility and civil and/or criminal liability for Entrant's program submission. He/She agrees to indemnify and hold Stryker T-Tops harmless from civil and/or criminal liability or legal fees and expenses incurred as a result of their program submission in this contest. It is the sole responsibility of the entrant to remove, cover, blur-out or hide any portion of the image that reveals personal infromation such as license numbers located on a boat's hull, license plate numbers of automobiles or trailers, home addresses, unit numbers, etc. It is the sole responsibility of the entrant to have signed permission(s) in the form of a legal release for all persons who appear in all submitted photos.

6. Limit:
One entry per per person/email address/household. Previously added Stryker Customer Gallery entrants, photos and prize winners are not eligible for the Pro Shop Gift Card Contest.

7. One Grand Prize:
Of the entries submitted, 1 will be selected by Stryker T-Tops as the official grand prize winner. Entries will be judged on their creativity and how well their photograph(s) reflect the brand of Stryker T-Tops and its brand. Grand Prize consists of a $350 Bass Pro Shop Gift Card. Winner is responsible for all applicable federal and state taxes associated with the Grand Prize.

7. Total ARV of all prizes:

8. Publicity:
Except where prohibited, participation in the Pro Shop Gift Card Contest constitutes winner's consent to Sponsor's use of winner's name, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions, biographical information, hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media without further payment or consideration.

9. Winners List:
For the name of the winner, available after August 31, 2016, send a self-addressed, stamped (#10) envelope to: Stryker T-Tops, 23482 Peralta, Suite B, Laguna Hills, CA 92653. Requests must be received by August 31, 2016.

10. General Conditions:
Sponsor reserves the right to cancel or modify the Pro Shop Gift Card Contest if fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor's reasonable control impairs the integrity of the Pro Shop Gift Card Contest , as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. In such event, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prizes at random from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Pro Shop Gift Card Contest or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or any other Promotion, or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the Pro Shop Gift Card Contest is a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.Selected winner must claim the prize within 45 days of notification. If not claimed, the prize will be forfeit and a new winner will be selected in a new drawing.

11. Release:
By receipt of any prize, winner agrees to release and hold harmless Sponsor and any promotional partners, each of their parent, subsidiary, affiliate and related companies, and each of its and their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents (collectively the “Released Parties") from and against any losses, damages, rights, claim or cause of action of any kind arising, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, out of participation in the Pro Shop Gift Card Contest or resulting directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize awarded in connection with the Pro Shop Gift Card Contest , including without limitation personal injury, death, and/or property damage, as well as claims based on publicity rights, defamation, and/or invasion of privacy.

12. Limitations of Liability: The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrants, printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Pro Shop Gift Card Contest; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Pro Shop Gift Card Contest; (4) technical or human error which may occur in the administration of the Pro Shop Gift Card Contest or the processing of entries; or (5) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant's participation in the Pro Shop Gift Card Contest or receipt or use of any prize or while traveling to or from any prize-related activity. If for any reason an entrant's entry is confirmed to have been erroneously deleted, lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, entrant's sole remedy is another entry in the Pro Shop Gift Card Contest, provided that, if it is not possible to award another entry due to discontinuance of the Pro Shop Gift Card Contest for any reason, Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may elect to hold a random drawing from among all eligible entries received up to the date of discontinuance for any or all of the prizes offered herein. No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded. In the event that production, technical, seeding, programming or any other reasons cause more than the stated number of prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be available and/or claimed, Sponsor reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes by a random drawing among all legitimate, un-awarded, eligible prize claims.

13. Disputes: Entrant agrees that: (i) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Pro Shop Gift Card Contest or any prizes awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate California State Court located in Orange County, California; (ii) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Pro Shop Gift Card Contest but in no event attorneys' fees; and (iii) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the entrant and Sponsor in connection with the Pro Shop Gift Card Contest, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of California, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of California or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of California.

Stryker T-Tops Frequently Asked Questions

Stryker T-Tops
Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions? Find your answers below!

Q: Will it fit my specific boat's year, make and model?

A: Measure the width of your center console... if it's 50 inches or less, the SG600 t-top will fit. All Stryker T-Top are adjustable making them a one-size-fits-all solution. Simply move the prefabricated left and right upright sections in or out to the desired location. After you complete the installation process by clamping in the top section, mounting to the floor and using the provided stand-offs that mount to the sides fo the center console, you will have an extremely sturdy and strong OEM quality t-top with no wiggle, sway, creaks or squeeks. Also, note that the floor of your boat needs to be flat on the sides of the center console for the legs to be mounted to the deck properly. If the base of your center console steps or curves out, factor those extra inches into the overall footprint and total width. Realistically, not many center console units are anywhere near 50" and our t-tops generally fit 99% of boats made in the past 50 years.

Measure your boat for the right t-top SG300 Boat T-Top SG300 Boat T-Top in Black SG600 Boat Folding T-Top SG600 Boat Folding T-Top in Black If you are still uncertain, give us a call at (949) 916-1666 and we'd be happy to look it up for you.

Q: What diameter tubing do you use for the t-tops?
A: All our t-tops are made of premium 2 inch diameter(not 1.9" or 1.5" like our competitors) T6-6061 high tensile aircraft aluminum with a high performance marine-grade anodized finish(full anodizing bath on completed sections after they are fabricated and welded) to seal everything with the best protection against corrosion and to withstand the harshest environments.
Q: Your installation video mentions that Lanocote be used on bolts during assembly. What is Lancote and where can I buy it?
A: Lanocote is a paste that inhibits all types of corrosion and prevents thread seizure in marine hardware and machinery. You can purchase it from (direct link).
Q: How do I know if there is enough structure under the floor boards to bolt this to?
A: Most center console boats are constructed with extra materials on either side on the console. You should experience no problems with installing a Stryker T-Top on your center console boat.
Q: What type of material is used for the canopy top?

A: We use Sunbrella™ Plus marine-grade fabric for all our canvas tops. Sunbrella™ is pretty much the undisputed best option for the marine industry. Just about every single boat you see in your local marina is dressed up with Sunbrella™ canopies, biminis, covers, seating, etc. Fade-resistant Sunbrella™ fabrics protect against salt water and all kinds of weather. They breathe so it doesn't trap heat and moisture like vinyl, which can mildew. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends Sunbrella™ as an aid in the prevention of sun-induced damage to the skin. A properly cared for Sunbrella™ t-top canopy will out-live a competitor's marine canvas by as much as 10 times.

Every t-top purchased includes a Sunbrella™ marine canvas. You can choose from one of ten standard colors or special order a custom color from any currently offered by Sunbrella™.

Q: Does the Stryker T-Top include standoffs to mount the t-top to the center console?
A: Yes. The Stryker T-Top ships with 2 beefy aluminum stand-offs that can be cut to match the exact dimensions and placement of your center console. Installation with the standoffs is very important as they substantially increase lateral support for your t-top. For those of you who have local waters that can get choppy or have a t-top loaded with accessories making it a little more top-heavy, you might consider our T-Top V-Brace Stabilizer Kit for the ultimate in making your t-top solid as a rock.
Q: Can I pull wakeboarders, tubes or other watersports from the T-Top?
A: Absolutely not! Stryker T-Tops, and all other types of center console tops, are NOT designed for watersports including wakeboarding, waterskiiing, wakesurfing, and tubing. Failure to comply may result in injury to the rider and/or damage to the T-top.
Q: What do you recommend for cleaning and maintaining my anodized aluminum t-top and accessories?

A: First, the easier regular care should be to rinse of the entire surface with CLEAN and fresh water followed by wiping down with a clean micro fiber of soft cotton cloth especially after a day out on the water. Never use abrasive cleaning pads or gritty cleansers. The main culprit to a degraded anodized aluminum finish is contamination from the water and atmospheric solution. Regular cleaning will go a long way to extending many years to the life and good looks of your t-top. Anodizing is a "hard" finish. It's an electrochemical process in which an oxide (anodic) layer is chemically built on the surface of the metal. Treat the anodzing with respect and it will reward you by keeping your aluminum looking new for a very long time.

It is also a good idea to periodically use mild soapy warm water with a clean water rinse and wipe-down after. There are many product out there made specifically to be safe for anodized aluminum(just make sure you research first and test it on a small hidden spot before applying to the whole thing). We recommend the Woody Wax CPR system for use on Stryker T-Tops and other accessories with anodized aluminum, aluminum, stainless, and chrome finishes. More that just a cleaner, Woody Wax provides additional protection against water spots, corrosion, and oxidation for up to 6 months, providing lasting protection, sealing in corrosion blockers, creating incredible depth and shine.

Care & Maintenance of Anodized Aluminum
Anodized aluminum is the clear winner when it comes to providing a very durable, long lasting, protective and lustrous finish for aluminum products- perfect for the marine industry. Properly maintained, an anodized finish can easily last a decade or more.

Anodizing is a safe process that is not harmful to human health. An anodized finish is chemically stable, will not decompose, is non-toxic and is heat-resistant to the melting point of aluminium.

What threatens an anodized finish?
The short answer is the environment. A build up of grime which carries contaminated moisture will gradually attack the finished surface. Eventually, it will ruin the finish. Proper regular maintenance will remove harmful contaminants before the damage is done.

How to clean and protect anodized aluminum?
First, it is important to determine the condition of the surface and how long it has been since the last cleaning.

If regularly maintained, you can wash down anodized aluminium with a mild soapy solution or with warm water containing a suitable wetting agent. Because anodizing creates a hard finish, mild abrasives or an abrasive cleaning sponge is sometimes recommended. More difficult grime deposits may also require the use of a mild abrasive.

Note: If mild abrasives are required, please consult a professional. It is highly recommended that you test the use of any cleaning solutions or mediums in a small inconspicious area before treating the entire surface. Be sure you perform your cleaning out of direct sunlight and have allowed the metal surface to cool. Be sure to follow the instructions located on the back of cleaning solutions.

Do not use harsh acidic or alkaline cleaners because they may destroy the finish. Use solvents with care as they may stain the finish. Remember to be thorough and clean all surfaces, corners and nooks. Also, thoroughly rinse with water after cleaning especially where crevices are present to ensure removal of all residues. If improperly rinsed, residual cleaning agents can lead to etching or discoloration.

What NOT to use?
The removal of grime should NOT be attempted by the use of emery paper, sand paper, steel wool or other highly abrasive materials.

Acid or alkaline cleaners are not recommended as they can damage the Anodized coating.

Emulsion cleaners or proprietary chemical agents may also attack the Anodized coating therefore they should never be used except in consultation with companies specializing in the cleaning of Anodized aluminium.

How often should I clean anodized aluminum?
Many factors like your location, local climate, constant exposure to a marine environment, fresh, salty or brackish humidity or water splashing, or direct exposure to the sun, UV and heat should be considered. Typically, cleaning should be carried out every month to every six months. The best preventative maintenance schedule will lean to more frequent mild cleanings using the appropriate method instead of less frequent harsh cleanings. Again, the aim of the cleaning operation should be the removal of grime deposited and contaminants BEFORE damage to Anodized coating occurs.

Q: What do you recommend for cleaning and maintaining my powder coated t-top and accessories?

A: Powder coating is a type of coating that is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. The main difference between a conventional liquid paint and a powder coating is that the powder coating does not require a solvent to keep the binder and filler parts in a liquid suspension form. The coating is typically applied electrostatically and is then cured under heat to allow it to flow and form a "skin". Because powder coating does not have a liquid carrier, it can produce thicker coatings than conventional liquid coatings.

Although it may have a similar feel to your car's paint job, it's important to note that taking care of it is not the same. Also, it's important to point out that powder coated finishes do not have a clear coat like on automobiles. Please read below for more specifics on cleaning.

Care & Maintenance of Powder Coated Paint

Cleaning Solutions:
The best method of cleaning is by regular washing of the coating using a solution of warm water and mild detergent. All surfaces should be cleaned using a soft cloth or sponge, using nothing harsher than natural bristle brushes. If the atmospheric pollution has resulted in heavy soiling of the coating, then nothing harsher than white spirit should be used for cleaning.

General Cleaning Tips:
• Over-cleaning or excessive rubbing can do more harm than good.
• Strong solvents or strong cleaner concentrations can cause damage to painted surfaces.
• Avoid abrasive cleaners. Do not use household cleaners that contain abrasives on painted surfaces.
• Abrasive materials such as steal wool, abrasive brushes etc, can wear and harm finishes.
• When using recommended solutions avoid drips and splashes. Remove run downs as quickly as possible.
• Avoid temperature extremes. Heat accelerates chemical reactions and may evaporate water from solution. Extremely low temperature may give poor cleaning effects. Cleaning under adverse conditions may result in streaking or staining. Ideally, cleaning should be done in shade at moderate temperature.
• Do not substitute a heavy duty cleaner for a frequently used mild cleaner.
• Do not scour painted surfaces.
• Never use paints removers, aggressive alkaline, acid or abrasive cleaners. Do not use trisodium phosphate or highly alkaline or highly acid cleaners. Always do a test surface.
• Follow manufacturers recommendations for mixing and diluting any recommended cleaners.
• Never mix recommended cleaners.
• To prevent marring, make sure cleaning sponges, cloth, etc, are grit-free.

Special Notes:
If unsure what cleaning product(s), pads or application medium to use, please consult a professional. It is highly recommended that you test the use of any cleaning solutions or mediums in a small inconspicious area before treating the entire surface. Be sure you perform your cleaning out of direct sunlight and have allowed the metal surface to cool. Be sure to follow the instructions located on the back of cleaning solutions.

Current Special Offers:

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Have Questions About Which T-Top is Best for Your Specific Boat?
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We are proud to show off our customers and their newly improved boat with one of our t-tops. If you are a Stryker owner, email us some photos with a few details about your boat, and we'll add it to our customer photo gallery.

As a way of saying thank you, we'll send you a FREE Stryker T-Top shirt!

Step 1: Your Information
Please complete all fields in the form below. After submitting this form, we will send you an email that you simply reply to, attach your photos and send.

First Name: Last Name:
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Please read through, make sure all the information is correct. After submitting the form, you will receive an email with instructions for sending the photos within 5 minutes.
We respect your privacy and your personal information will not be rented or sold to any third parties.

" By submitting my photographs, I certify that I own the photos or have the right to permit Stryker T-Tops and its subsidiaries to use and publish it. I understand that all photographs submitted may be published on a website, distributed in print, electronic or other media without compensation. Stryker T-Tops and its subsidiaries reserve the right to reject out-of-focus images or any photograph for any reason. Stryker T-Tops and its subsidiaries reserves the right to edit, crop or adjust the colors of the photograph as needed. Your personal information will not be rented or sold to any third parties."

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