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Old 07-16-2005, 01:04 PM
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Bimini install gone bad!

I received my bimini from coversearch last night and went to work on the install. I was drilling the holes for the mounting brackets on the bottom part of the side windows and BOOM, the side window shattered.

I thought for sure I had cleared the bottom of the glass but aparently not.

I took aprt the side windshield frame (that was alot of fun) and took it to a glass shop. The side glass is curved so they are going to try and order it. If they can't get it I will have plexiglass put in for now as I leaveing on vacation, with the boat, on Thursday.

Anybody have a driver side glass for a 1994 205? Ya I know, keep dreaming.....Gosh do I feel stupid right now!
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Old 07-16-2005, 02:19 PM
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I did the same thing on my 93. I was just below the glass but hit it none the less. Cleaned it out the best I could and so far no casualties. Every time I hit a wake I expect the windows to explode. I believe I cleaned out enough of the glass to keep that from happening. Let me know who has this glass and if it can be ordered. Just in case. It does look much cooler where I mounted the bimini. I can't believe the glass goes that deep.
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I received my bimini from coversearch last night and went to work on the install. I was drilling the holes for the mounting brackets on the bottom part of the side windows and BOOM, the side window shattered.

I thought for sure I had cleared the bottom of the glass but aparently not.

I took aprt the side windshield frame (that was alot of fun) and took it to a glass shop. The side glass is curved so they are going to try and order it. If they can't get it I will have plexiglass put in for now as I leaveing on vacation, with the boat, on Thursday.

Anybody have a driver side glass for a 1994 205? Ya I know, keep dreaming.....Gosh do I feel stupid right now!
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Old 07-18-2005, 12:48 AM
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Duct tape and plastic too good for you guys?

Ouch, sorry to hear this, this is one of those BC tablet moments.
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Old 07-18-2005, 01:25 AM
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Old 07-18-2005, 08:06 AM
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I just had to order the curved passenger side glass for a 1995 PS 205 I am working on. (same hull as your 1994) Jim@BAWS.com ordered it for me from Taylor Glass. It is tempered, custom glass so it is not cheap!! It was drop shipped directly to my door and was a relatively easy install. Give Jim a call, he has always provided me with excellent service and fair prices. His # is 813-996-2297

I'm not telling you how I broke mine....

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Old 07-18-2005, 08:25 AM
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I just had to order the curved passenger side glass for a 1995 PS 205 I am working on. (same hull as your 1994) Jim@BAWS.com ordered it for me from Taylor Glass. It is tempered, custom glass so it is not cheap!! It was drop shipped directly to my door and was a relatively easy install. Give Jim a call, he has always provided me with excellent service and fair prices. His # is 813-996-2297

I'm not telling you how I broke mine....


Approximatly how much are we talking for the glass?
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Old 07-18-2005, 08:34 AM
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Almost $500
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Old 07-18-2005, 08:45 AM
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Was that for the large front window or the smaller side glass?
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Old 07-18-2005, 08:54 AM
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Passenger side.....curved section that runs just in front of the glove box. It is pricey because of the curve. If you broke the flat section on the side, I wouldn't think it would be difficult for a glass shop to put something together for you. Just make sure the tint of the glass is similar. I have seen some tempered glass with a green tint or a bluish tint. Good Luck!!
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Old 07-18-2005, 09:00 AM
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I did break the small one on the side, not the front.

I took it to a glass shop and it is also curved very slightly. It seems to have a green tint.
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