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Double D
07-21-2013, 05:08 PM
So as I was leaving the lake today and driving down the road I look in my mirror and see that my center window has been shattered. I have no idea what happened but a car did pass me right before I saw it broken. Who knows, but it did shatter backwards because all the glass was all over the floor and seats, and I couldn't find anything that did it.

I'm thankful its not one of the curved windows but my question for you experts is; can I just take it to any glass shop for replacement? Is there are particular type of glass I need to use?

Thanks!!

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mikeg205
07-21-2013, 05:10 PM
Darn that sucks...

SP Maristar
07-21-2013, 05:45 PM
That's a major bummer Double D. While i am not sure about the replacement glass, i do know your Kyle cupholders look awesome!

Double D
07-21-2013, 05:55 PM
That's a major bummer Double D. While i am not sure about the replacement glass, i do know your Kyle cupholders look awesome!

LOL, thanks a lot.


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TOO-TALL
07-21-2013, 06:43 PM
I ve seen a few on ebay

cwarndahl
07-21-2013, 10:52 PM
Sorry to hear that, wish I knew

Table Rocker
07-21-2013, 11:01 PM
Any full-service glass shop can cut a piece of tempered glass that will fit. I would just take the frame in and let them do their thing. It shouldn't cost much and the old glass wasn't laminated glass, so the new one doesn't need to be.

You had some bad luck, but not nearly as bad as it would have been on one of the sides. I expect it to cost less than $100.

Double D
07-22-2013, 08:14 AM
Any full-service glass shop can cut a piece of tempered glass that will fit. I would just take the frame in and let them do their thing. It shouldn't cost much and the old glass wasn't laminated glass, so the new one doesn't need to be.

You had some bad luck, but not nearly as bad as it would have been on one of the sides. I expect it to cost less than $100.

Thanks TR. I also felt my luck could have been much worse!

JimN
07-22-2013, 08:53 AM
So as I was leaving the lake today and driving down the road I look in my mirror and see that my center window has been shattered. I have no idea what happened but a car did pass me right before I saw it broken. Who knows, but it did shatter backwards because all the glass was all over the floor and seats, and I couldn't find anything that did it.

I'm thankful its not one of the curved windows but my question for you experts is; can I just take it to any glass shop for replacement? Is there are particular type of glass I need to use?

Thanks!!

....

The photo with you looks like the lower edge of the frame has two dings in the black paint- if those are new, they probably happened at the same time. Better look all over the boat for stone chips and call your insurance agent.

Double D
07-22-2013, 09:15 AM
The photo with you looks like the lower edge of the frame has two dings in the black paint- if those are new, they probably happened at the same time. Better look all over the boat for stone chips and call your insurance agent.

Actually that's my brother, the Nautique owner... :o

I checked the video I took yesterday and those marks are there. Good catch though.. (I need to fix those :( )

Not sure its worth effecting my insurance for just this window, especially since Progressive actually dropped my rate this year. My hope the cost will be around or less than $100....

André
07-22-2013, 09:38 AM
That s badluck!:(
Is there any light tint in that center glass and the rest of the windshield:confused:
Agree that a side glass would have been more costly and a lot harder to find!
Good luck!

Double D
07-23-2013, 09:13 AM
That s badluck!:(
Is there any light tint in that center glass and the rest of the windshield:confused:
Agree that a side glass would have been more costly and a lot harder to find!
Good luck!

Cant tell about the tint but when I took it to the glass shop today they said there would only be about three possible colors for safety glass and it wasn't the other two.

I also checked with my favorite dealer Chris at Boat House Marine and he suggested that any glass shop can handle and that its safety glass.

The good news is I am in for about $55 installed (in the frame). The bad news is that "IF" the glass doesn't come on the Thursday delivery truck, it will be next Tuesday.

Table Rocker
07-23-2013, 09:33 AM
The piece that broke out wasn't safety glass, it was tempered glass. You can tell by the fact that it broke all the way out.

Tempered glass is heat treated glass that is stronger and when broken shatters into small bits instead of shards. Safety glass is two sheets of tempered glass with a plastic film in between. Safety glass is used on car windshields. Tempered glass is used on the rest of the car (a few cars have safety glass on the other windows for occupant retention).

If it doesn't arrive in time, pull that center section out via the hinge pin and enjoy the weekend. I'm glad it is a cheap fix, but it's hard to feel lucky I am sure.

Traxx822
07-23-2013, 09:38 AM
Was going to post up same thing as Table Rocker. Safety glass doesn't shatter and break apart last I checked. Looked tempered and tempered glass will be a bit more than $55. If you stick with the safety glass I am afraid they may not match up close enough.

SkiDog
07-23-2013, 09:39 AM
Actually that's my brother, the Nautique owner... :o

I checked the video I took yesterday and those marks are there. Good catch though.. (I need to fix those :( )

Not sure its worth effecting my insurance for just this window, especially since Progressive actually dropped my rate this year. My hope the cost will be around or less than $100....

Ah hell. buy a new boat!:D

Double D
07-23-2013, 09:42 AM
The piece that broke out wasn't safety glass, it was tempered glass. You can tell by the fact that it broke all the way out.

Tempered glass is heat treated glass that is stronger and when broken shatters into small bits instead of shards. Safety glass is two sheets of tempered glass with a plastic film in between. Safety glass is used on car windshields. Tempered glass is used on the rest of the car (a few cars have safety glass on the other windows for occupant retention).

If it doesn't arrive in time, pull that center section out via the hinge pin and enjoy the weekend. I'm glad it is a cheap fix, but it's hard to feel lucky I am sure.

Was going to post up same thing as Table Rocker. Safety glass doesn't shatter and break apart last I checked. Looked tempered and tempered glass will be a bit more than $55. If you stick with the safety glass I am afraid they may not match up close enough.

Sorry, mis-typed, the lady at the glass shop said tempered and that's what is ordered. She knows what it is because I gave her the frame with the shards still in it so she was able to get the thickness and see the tint.

I pulled the entire window before I swept up all the glass. That stuff was going everywhere!!

zsqure
07-23-2013, 09:44 AM
Does this mean the "no shoes" rule is put on hold for a couple weeks?

Table Rocker
07-23-2013, 09:54 AM
Sorry, mis-typed, the lady at the glass shop said tempered and that's what is ordered. She knows what it is because I gave her the frame with the shards still in it so she was able to get the thickness and see the tint.

I pulled the entire window before I swept up all the glass. That stuff was going everywhere!!Good deal. At least it won't knock you out of any boat time either way.

By the way, you have added to my phobia of losing a windshield to a rock while towing. I will be making a windshield cover this winter.

Double D
07-23-2013, 09:55 AM
Does this mean the "no shoes" rule is put on hold for a couple weeks?

Most pieces were Skittle sized and I swept up pretty good, but that might be a wise precaution.

mikeg205
07-23-2013, 09:56 AM
Good deal. At least it won't knock you out of any boat time either way.

By the way, you have added to my phobia of losing a windshield to a rock while towing. I will be making a windshield cover this winter.

I would love to see that cover.. I always fear the "lone rock" when I tow as well.

Double D
07-23-2013, 09:58 AM
Good deal. At least it won't knock you out of any boat time either way.

By the way, you have added to my phobia of losing a windshield to a rock while towing. I will be making a windshield cover this winter.

:uglyhamme:uglyhamme

My neighbor suggested big, long, black mud flaps with the chrome naked ladies on them... :D

Even though I think those are cool :rolleyes: I wont be doing that anytime soon to my Avalanche...

Table Rocker
07-23-2013, 10:01 AM
I would love to see that cover.. I always fear the "lone rock" when I tow as well.
I'll post pics (or it didn't happen). :)

It will be Sunbrella that snaps on the windshield snaps. I am still thinking about what to use for padding. Something 1/8" to 1/4" thick that is dense enough to protect and cheap enough for me to buy.

Willski
07-23-2013, 01:49 PM
Ouch. I'm surprised something got up that high to break it behind your tow vehicle.

Table Rocker
07-23-2013, 01:59 PM
:uglyhamme:uglyhamme

My neighbor suggested big, long, black mud flaps with the chrome naked ladies on them... :D

Even though I think those are cool :rolleyes: I wont be doing that anytime soon to my Avalanche...
I'm thinking of like a blindfold for the boat. I am worried the most about rocks from other vehicles.

Double D
07-23-2013, 02:29 PM
Ouch. I'm surprised something got up that high to break it behind your tow vehicle.

I was surprised as well. That's why I think it was the car that passed me doing 75 mph on a two lane. He prob kicked it up in such a way to hit my center window!

Double D
07-25-2013, 05:25 PM
$52 and back is business! Yes (knock on wood) I was lucky this time.

Thanks for the assist!

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Table Rocker
07-25-2013, 05:51 PM
Looks perfect.

SP Maristar
07-25-2013, 06:05 PM
Wow! Four days later you are back in business and for only $52! That could't have worked out much better.

zsqure
07-25-2013, 06:12 PM
Good for you! Want me to come over and help you fit one of those RV "broomie" things under your rear bumper? I can pick up a couple of the Chrome go go girls from Hi-Way Distributers on my way.

Double D
07-25-2013, 07:28 PM
Wow! Four days later you are back in business and for only $52! That could't have worked out much better.

Agreed!

Good for you! Want me to come over and help you fit one of those RV "broomie" things under your rear bumper? I can pick up a couple of the Chrome go go girls from Hi-Way Distributers on my way.

I think a combination of both should do the trick!