Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Windscreen Salt

Mark Erdos

I also have used toothpaste with good results on hatch plexi. And the added benefit is the boat has a nice minty fresh smell afterward.



With best regards,





Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currenlty cruising – Puerto Rico


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Sent: Tuesday, May 2, 2017 1:03 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Windscreen Salt



Mark Hanna, who owns Sharki #49 Marguerite, suggested to use “tooth paste” to remove scratches from the windshield and it worked very well for me!

Sincerely, Alexandre
Island Water World Marina, Sint Maarten, NA

On Tue, 5/2/17, Germain Jean-Pierre jgermain@... [amelyachtowners] wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Windscreen Salt
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 10:49 AM


Hello Bill,
I tried RainX with mixed
results…. now I use lots of fresh water from the cockpit
hose (to which I’ve added at least 4 meter extension) then
gently hand rub the remaining crystals.  My windscreens
became scratched but I restored them with a mild abrasive
from Meguiars… ScratchX…
If we could just remove all salt
from the oceans,  we’d have a good solution…
Jean-Pierre GermainSY Eleuthera, SM 007

On 2 May 2017, at 11:18,
Ann-Sofie Svanberg kanalmamman@...
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How ever you solve it. The
most important is that you use a LOT of water to rinse the
salt crystals away. They make terrible scratches on the
We have a window
cleaner with sponge and rubber, on a long stick. But the
most effective way is to send someone out with a bucket,
sponge and sore skin to wipe it clean.  /Ann-Sofie, S/Y Lady Annila,
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Windscreen Salt

Harmonie is the first boat I
have sailed where the primary view from the helm forward is
in under the dodger and through the windows.  I do love the
arrangement.  The canvas part of our dodger easily folds
down in 5 seconds, instantly transforming
the cockpit's "look and feel". It comes down
on a quiet night sail to enjoy the stars, or when we are in
a close quarters situation so I can stand and see all round.
 But sometimes....
 I am sure everyone here
recognizes this scenario:  A beautiful sailing day, on a
close reach or beat. It is sunny and warm.  Every few
minutes a light spray is thrown up by the bow.  The only
problem is whatever water hits the windscreen evaporates in
few seconds, leaving salt behind.  Within a half hour, you
can't see ANYTHING.
 Anybody have a favorite
technique for reducing the problem short of sending crew out
on deck hosing down with fresh water every 15 minutes?  We
have had some very limited success with the Rain-X
formulation specifically for plastic helping the water to
off, but not great.  
 Bill KinneySM#160, HarmonieGreater St James Is, USVI.


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