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Old 06-23-2014, 11:56 AM   #1
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Windshield replacement

The center window of my Mt 43 has developed a crack, but not
leaking. Need to get replacement. I am in the Daytona Beach area.
Any recommendations on who I could call?
Any input greatly appreciated

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Old 06-23-2014, 12:58 PM   #2
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Just a suggestion.
Have you asked around any local heavy plant operators as they usually have windows/screens replaced frequently due to vandalism.

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Old 06-23-2014, 01:31 PM   #3
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A good glass shop can tell if you have laminate safety glass or something else. Newer boats use tempered glass. If it is a flat panel it is easily replaced assuming you can take the frame apart.
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Old 06-23-2014, 03:10 PM   #4
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You most likely have laminated safety glass since it's only cracked, which is easy to replace. Get the dimensions and any glass shop can cut it for you. Tempered glass is cut then tempered. When it breaks, it will be into lots of little pieces with no sharp edges.

The laminated safety glass is the same stuff that your windshield on your car is made out of and the side windows are tempered glass. Google tempered and laminated glass for a better description.

We replaced the center window on Hobo for ~$20 with clear 1/4" laminated safety glass.
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