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Old 10-24-2016, 10:55 AM   #1
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Unhappy Windshield Woes

This past weekend a branch (more like a large stick) fell and punctured our wrapped boat and shattered the driver's side windshield. I am hoping for some recommendations on where to get it fixed. As of right now all we could do is look through the small puncture hole to assess, so we don't know if there is any damage other than the shattered glass. It is a wrap-around windshield on a Four Winns Bowrider. I am also wondering if this could be something we could order and reinstall ourselves.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 10-24-2016, 11:51 AM   #2
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I would recommend getting a hold of your dealer ASAP, depending on how old the boat is depends on how long it can take to get a replacement piece, we had an issue where our windshield was broken and it took months to get a replacement.
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Old 10-24-2016, 12:08 PM   #3
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I believe Melvin Village Marina is the local Four Winns dealer. I would definitely contact them and have them order and install. The last thing you want to do is break it trying to install yourself or have it de-laminate at the edges because you used the wrong sealant.

If the windshield comes as a complete unit, meaning the perimeter moldings are factory attached, you MAY be able to do it yourself but I am not familiar with Four Winns windshields...

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Old 10-24-2016, 03:21 PM   #4
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Have you checked with your insurance? It is probably covered under your comprehensive coverage.
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Old 10-24-2016, 03:34 PM   #5
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Have you checked with your insurance? It is probably covered under your comprehensive coverage.
Yes, it should be covered. Given though that it is a 2002, even the dealerships may have issue with getting the part.
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Same think happened to me a few years ago with our 1993 boat. In the end I had Pemi Glass replace it with plexyglass. Not the best option but it is an option. Search ebay you may get lucky.
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Old 10-29-2016, 05:37 PM   #7
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Meredith junk yard had some....only had drivers side......also I had heard after we replaced ours with plexiglass, that Fays boatyard may have had some from old rentals ....they're very expensive if you replace with new from manufacturer...
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They are very much a DIY job. Takes mere minutes to swap one.
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Thank you for all of the feedback. I did check M&M Salvage in Meredith this past weekend, no luck. Is there another I should check out?
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I was watching Ship Shape TV this morning and saw a commercial for a Taylor Made Systems site that may help. They do repair, replacement and refurbishments. Good luck!

http://boatwindshieldrepair.com/
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I was watching Ship Shape TV this morning and saw a commercial for a Taylor Made Systems site that may help. They do repair, replacement and refurbishments. Good luck!

http://boatwindshieldrepair.com/
Thanks Old Sarge, that is actually where I went through to get a replacement. TaylorMade bought Water Bonnet, which made the original. Luckily they still could make a replacement. Now we just need to wait for the remainder of the snow to melt to try it on for size
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I wouldn't be surprised if they have a how to video on their site showing you the replacement
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There used to be a boat recycling yard in Meredith. Give them a try. Maybe they have one. Haven't been there in years.
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