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Old 08-23-2016, 06:20 PM   #41
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Find windshield filters on "wrong way" (forward-leaning) pilothouse windows unnecessary while operating the boat.


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Old 08-23-2016, 06:36 PM   #42
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Sun shade mesh fabrics

Originally Posted by dhays View Post
I figure if the Snads don't last more than a few seasons, then I can replace them easily. By that time my wife might let me put screws in the boat.

But if they fail in high winds you will loose your screens. We lost two screens and a door covering on the starboard side one winter and I moved over to twist fittings to attach my screens.

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Old 08-23-2016, 06:42 PM   #43
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Originally Posted by fryedaze View Post
The laminate glass on our boat is tinted. The issue is caused when you place the reflective film on the inside of the glass and it reflects into the laminate. It gets very hot. The tint guys gave me samples and I ran an experiment. I don't remember the numbers but the glass got very hot.
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Let me clarify, I was not talking about tinted glass but putting tinted or clear UV barrier film on laminated glass.

I've had it done on many, many boats over the years and seen only one window shatter that had film on it. And I can't say with 100% certainty that it was the film that was the cause.

Heat is one of the issues and some films retain/transfer more heat than others.

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