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I replaced my windows in St Martin last year with a tinted acrylic and they are much better than clear on a sunny day and nite time vision is not an issue. However, after requesting 10mm they instead installed 9mm (.354) and it is too thin. It decreases the weight of the panes causing an open port windshield too flutter in a strong wind. I would recommend staying closer to 10mm. I will replace my windshield again in Martinique this summer with 10mm.
Ben and Gayle
La Bella Vita
On Mar 28, 2017, at 6:40 AM, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@...
We used 10mm Plexiglass brand because it supposedly scratches less. We picked a gray tint. We tried to pick a tint darkness about the same as a 54 or 55. Yes, visibility is slightly changed, but it was not an issue for us and far outweighs the advantages in full sun...And you can always open the helm side. We also had sunbrella sunscreens made for the front, that allows opening the port side. We also cut new lock-downs for the port side. With the groove for the D gasket, the notching, and beveling required for the port side, you may want to consider a pro. Our total installed costs for 4 pieces plus the latches was about 900 euro, however I was told the guy increased the price about 200 the next time.
I am not sure which sealant was used. When you remove the sides and the starboard front, you will see that about 1" is painted. This is important to get the right look.
CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
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