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Old 08-24-2015, 09:27 AM
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1993 PS205 starboard windshield

The boat is a 1993 PS 205. My starboard curved windshield section is cracked. I contacted taylormade. They said that they might have the glass section, but they need a part number to look it up. Tried calling 2 MC dealers, and neither were able find the part number. I have a call into mastercraft (factory) parts to see if they have the part number, and waiting for a call back.

Any other ideas to get the part number or just the starboard curved section?

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Old 08-24-2015, 10:44 AM
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The boat is a 1993 PS 205. My starboard curved windshield section is cracked. I contacted taylormade. They said that they might have the glass section, but they need a part number to look it up. Tried calling 2 MC dealers, and neither were able find the part number. I have a call into mastercraft (factory) parts to see if they have the part number, and waiting for a call back.

Any other ideas to get the part number or just the starboard curved section?

Thanks
Dealers, and Mastercraft, won't be able to help. Been there, done that. I went thru this 1.5 years ago.

You might get lucky, with a member. Taylormade is going to be expensive. I went with Ocean Dynamics, for faster turn-a round, and less hassle. (It is not tempered glass. But a product called, Poly Cast. This is the material many yacht makers used. I was well pleased.)

There are a couple of threads, on the subject.

Good luck.
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Old 08-24-2015, 11:15 AM
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that windshield is made by aldon industries and was bought by taylor made in 1998 - . plus one on above..

and getting one piece is out of the question for Taylor made..
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Old 08-25-2015, 10:44 AM
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Made some good progress, and got some valuable information from Mastercraft that others may be able to use in the future.

1993 PS 205 Complete Windshield Mastercraft Part number: 515000
1993 PS 205 Starboard Curved glass - Mastercraft Part number: 515004
The 1993 complete windshield part number has been replaced by:
1994-1995 PS 205 Complete Windshield - Mastercraft Part number: 515100
1994-1995 PS 205 Complete Windshield - Taylor Made Part number: 030173

I provided this information to Taylor Made, and from the Taylor Made part number they said they can produce this section of glass, but they suggested that I send in my frame to ensure exact fit. Turn around time is ~1.5 weeks from the time the frame is received. I understand that shipping will be expensive, but I haven't seen the exact shipping costs yet. This is an expensive piece of glass, but Taylor's price is WAY less than Ocean Dynamics.

I called Ocean Dynamics to get a comparison, and they quoted me VERY big numbers for that single piece. ~$600 for Poly Cast and ~$4000 for glass. BTW: this is more than 10x the price of Taylor Made.
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Old 08-25-2015, 11:02 AM
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awesome they are making single sections now... up until this - many were quoted full windshields only for about 3.5 to 4K
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Old 08-25-2015, 11:39 AM
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^What Mikeg205 said.

Maybe someone at Taylormade, woke-up to see, how much business they where losing.

So where did you get, the part numbers? Dealer or individual?

Keep us posted.
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Old 08-25-2015, 03:51 PM
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I tried several dealers to get the part numbers, but since they have upgraded their inventory systems many times over the last 23 years (technology improvements), they didn't have the old part numbers in their new computer inventory systems. I got the numbers from Mastercraft parts guys (Andrew and Tom)
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Old 08-25-2015, 06:28 PM
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I hope I never need this on my 93 205, but great information. Thank you for sharing. Sorry that this is needed.
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Old 08-25-2015, 08:42 PM
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Definitely great info. I'd like to know the part number for my 1999. I've been super anal about anyone or anything around the glass in my boat thinking its next to impossible to replace. Knowing Taylor will make new glass will definitely allow me to relax a little.
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Old 08-26-2015, 09:41 AM
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I hope I never need this on my 93 205, but great information. Thank you for sharing. Sorry that this is needed.
The reason my windshield, exploded was the windshield support post screw, was too long and I overtighten it. (It was the original screw, from the factory!)

Remove the screw, and file down the tip, abit.

Also, the windshield frame actually floats on foam. The foam compresses over time, so the windshield will start to wiggle. Natural tendency is, to tighten the screw, making the window system rigid.

With the screw tip, touching the windshield, hit a bump/hole,etc going down the road. BAM!
Windshield shatters!

If you haven't replaced your windshield foam, you should. It's not hard to do, does take two people. Mastercraft uses nuts and bolts, to hold the windshield in place. Some are hard to get to.
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