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Old 10-10-2012, 11:02 PM   #21
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My boats past and current are in the 6-7 knt class. Upright pilothouse windows, on one and near vertical on the current. I use Rain-X. When the average wind is 15 knts SE one can be assured the rain is blown away to the extent that I rarely use the wipers. As to the inside fogging issue, I to use Joy soap. Yes, occasionally the need to use windex in a full clean up is required, but that is normal housekeeping.
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:44 AM   #22
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But on a boat, particularly a slow boat like ours, we've found Rain-X to be virtually worthless. It doesn't help at all in fine rain or mist because the droplets don't weigh enough to slide down the windshield on their own. So you have to use the wipers anyway which destroys the Rain-X coating in short order.
Could be you're glass is angled the wrong way.

That said, Rain X works great on my vertical pilothouse ports.

For interior fogging, I have the old school tubular hella fans which work quite well.
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:01 AM   #23
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Could be you're glass is angled the wrong way.
I asked the mist droplets about that one day and they said, nah, they don't care which way the glass is angled. They said they weren't gonna slide down no matter what.

I said, "But we've got Rain-X on the glass."

They laughed and one of them said, "Rain-X? We're not afraid of your stinkin' Rain-X. We piss on your Rain-X. You want us to move you'll have to sic a set of wipers on us."

So we did.
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Old 10-11-2012, 04:43 AM   #24
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Cut a potato in half , rub the area you want clear with it , then wipe with a paper towel.
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:00 AM   #25
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Cut a potato in half , rub the area you want clear with it , then wipe with a paper towel.
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:03 AM   #26
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Cut a potato in half , rub the area you want clear with it , then wipe with a paper towel.
I suppose, but we normally don't keep potatos on the boat. I need something that will keep but be ready for use when necessary.

Some parts of the glass are very difficult to reach.
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Old 10-11-2012, 08:04 AM   #27
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Cut a potato in half , rub the area you want clear with it , then wipe with a paper towel.
Beat me to it. Works as well or better than Rain-X products.
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:11 AM   #28
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McDonald's fries I hear keep pretty well.
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:18 AM   #29
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McDonald's fries I hear keep pretty well.
Man, I found a couple of those between the front seats of my pickup...they were as good as when they fell in there last April!
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:12 AM   #30
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Man, I found a couple of those between the front seats of my pickup...they were as good as when they fell in there last April!
Ha! Did you ever see the movie Supersize Me? There were some DVD extras that I watched. One was with several food products including McD's french fries under glass for months. Much of the food began to decay and form mold after varying periods of time. The fries underwent with NO CHANGE! It was like they were made of plastic or something!
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Old 10-11-2012, 11:25 AM   #31
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So let's get this all in order. If you use Mc Donalds French fries with lemon joy and a strong fan with a window cracked open and heat from the salon properly directed. You won't have foggy windows.

Oh I forgot to make sure the dew point is changed to reflect the ambient temperature of the interior of the boat in question.

Also forget Rain-x. It doesn't work.

Do you think we have about got this covered?

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Old 10-11-2012, 11:58 AM   #32
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:05 PM   #33
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So let's get this all in order. If you use Mc Donalds French fries with lemon joy and a strong fan with a window cracked open and heat from the salon properly directed. You won't have foggy windows.

Oh I forgot to make sure the dew point is changed to reflect the ambient temperature of the interior of the boat in question.

Also forget Rain-x. It doesn't work.

Do you think we have about got this covered?

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Sounds like you got it, SD!!

(Of course, you could also remove the glass!!)
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:11 PM   #34
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Sounds like you got it, SD!!

(Of course, you could also remove the glass!!)
Yeah if you got one of those air curtains like you see in the big freezer rooms and took out the glass you should be good to go.

That has got to be the answer to foggy windows
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OR....you could move back to the "rock" (Argentia, Nfld) and experience, on average, fog 206/365 days a year. Windows would be moot.
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:25 PM   #36
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Divers spit onto their masks to prevent fogging but I don't think I can spit that far without getting it everywhere.
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Dissolve a bromine tablet in gin and use that to wash the interior side of the glass, you will see clearly.
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:35 PM   #38
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Do you think we have about got this covered?

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You forgot that having a potato on board has many uses. It can be tucked into your Speedo. Since Mark is still confused, I had better add the front and not the back.
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Old 10-11-2012, 02:02 PM   #39
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You forget all the great uses of a foggy window, like a game console and an instant messenger.

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Old 10-11-2012, 03:53 PM   #40
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Just put one or more of these in. They are available with defrosting/defogging. Stick one of those 'taters on the outside and crank it up.
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