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Old 07-13-2015, 12:10 PM
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Windshield Splitting at Top

Well a few days ago I noticed this split beginning at the top of my windshield. I haven't studied it enough to figure out why or the cause.....just a little frustrating to see.

Any fixes or has anyone seen this before? Don't really know the cause....
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Old 07-13-2015, 12:15 PM
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Interesting.....in a bad way. Stress fracture?
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Old 07-13-2015, 12:54 PM
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That's not good! Ouch! Looks as if someone/something put to much force on the top of the windshield. Just saying that because it looks to be bent about halfway down the cracked section.
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Old 07-13-2015, 12:57 PM
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That's not good! Ouch! Looks as if someone/something put to much force on the top of the windshield. Just saying that because it looks to be bent about halfway down the cracked section.
That's what it looks like to me too.
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Old 07-13-2015, 01:36 PM
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Yea, it looks like a lot of weight was put on it. A lot of kids and cousins around it now so it may be one of them thought it would be OK to lean on it....HARD!

Can it be welded back together (aluminum)?
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Old 07-13-2015, 02:08 PM
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NOTE: The location, of your mirror. Puts a lot of torque, on top of frame.

My PS 205 did the same thing. I figured, it is a stress/time related failure. Did you or previous own, ski with window open? Flopping the window open? It would take a few years, but stress adds up.

The extruded frame piece, is available, after market.

When I had my windshield apart, I bent back, SLOWLY! Filed it down abit. Plastered it with metal putty, sanded...painted.

Oh, don't over tighten the windshield support bracket screw. That's what broke my windshield, stress riser.
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Old 07-13-2015, 02:30 PM
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NOTE: The location, of your mirror. Puts a lot of torque, on top of frame.

My PS 205 did the same thing. I figured, it is a stress/time related failure. Did you or previous own, ski with window open? Flopping the window open? It would take a few years, but stress adds up.

The extruded frame piece, is available, after market.

When I had my windshield apart, I bent back, SLOWLY! Filed it down abit. Plastered it with metal putty, sanded...painted.

Oh, don't over tighten the windshield support bracket screw. That's what broke my windshield, stress riser.
Previous owner installed the mirror so have to live with that one. I haven't paid too much attention having the windshield open or closed while pulling. If I have kids up front, it usually stays open. I'll start paying attention to it now.

Since my ownership (last 4 years or so), there has always been a slight miss-alignment with the middle windshield. It usually was a little tight at the top. So maybe it was in it's future to eventually fail/split.
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Old 07-13-2015, 02:35 PM
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Does anyone use the mirror post for a grab handle?
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Old 07-13-2015, 03:45 PM
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Previous owner installed the mirror so have to live with that one. I haven't paid too much attention having the windshield open or closed while pulling. If I have kids up front, it usually stays open. I'll start paying attention to it now.

Since my ownership (last 4 years or so), there has always been a slight miss-alignment with the middle windshield. It usually was a little tight at the top. So maybe it was in it's future to eventually fail/split.
Yep, my original mirror, was located in the same place.(didn't care, for the location.) I put a clamp-on, directly in front, of driver. Current boat, has it on the door, so door has to be closed for skiing.

Since, I had both sides, of my windshield off...I can tell you, these are floating windshields.

The foam rubber gasket, degrade and collapse over time. Many people will tighten the mounting bolts, to stop windshield wiggle. Also, creating misalignment.

When I replaced my broken windshield, I discovered additional mounting holes....so it was probably broken before. (previous owner)

Actually, an easy fix cheap fix. If you are a do-it-your selfer. With a little patience, it could be mended in place. Then an aluminum scab patch placed over split, to add strength.

Great boat, by the way. Only sold mine, to gain more room. Absolutely, bound to become a classic.
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