11-23-2011, 09:43 AM
I have had my windsheild on my fishmaster boat come out of the rubber molding on the bottom on the left side! Got it back in and add some rubber glue. and it seems to be holding for now. was woundering if there is a way to add extra strength to the metel frame that goes around the wind sheild. maybe add some flat strip of aluminum going from top to bottom like you see on the skeeters? and maybe throw bolts insted of just metel screws.
Thanks for any help! The last thing i want is my windsheild falling off running in 3 footer out in Erie
You could take the glass out and make a shield out of 1/2 inch aluminum, and then make a bracket out of two inch aluminum angle. I would expect that it would hold up just fine.
Or course I am exaggerating, but the shock on windows and windshields when hitting big waves can be quite traumatic.
11-23-2011, 08:00 PM
Get a hold of some urethane autoglass adhesive and and fill up the rubber molding and then stick the glass down in it. I also put the adhesive on the outside of the molding before sticking the molding into the aluminum framesly (do this first, obviously). That way the molding couldn't come out of the frame and the glass couldn't come out of the molding. When its all set you can trim all the excess off with a razor blades. My old windshield would completely fall out of the molding in big waves and after I loaded it up with the urethane adhesive it was solid as a rock. You won't need to reinforce the frame once it's adhered to the glass as the glass adds a lot of rigidity.
11-24-2011, 05:47 AM
Mine did the same thing.Urethane done.
Joe and Mike,
For those folks who don't realize it; the windshield of todays vehicles are actually a structural element of the vehicle. So, the use of the Urethane glue to insure glass stability is very important the vehicles.
I had not considered the use in marine use, but your point is well put.
You each might drop a line to the manufacturer of your boats, to suggest that they add this to the production line to help stabilize the glass in the boats that they produce.