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wayne
04-06-2012, 02:33 PM
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Also wonderin about how to install a ski locker bag with switch?

lsvboombox
04-06-2012, 02:51 PM
I think they look pimp

KG's Supra24
04-06-2012, 03:10 PM
Do it! I think it looks great. It may be worth considering tinting on both sides on the center walk-through piece as you can see from my first pic. It isn't that noticeable on the water though.

Price is quite a bit more than tinting a car. I paid $400 and know others have paid more than that.

http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i401/kwgarner24/DSC_00172.jpg

http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i401/kwgarner24/oklawake11.jpg

KG's Supra24
04-06-2012, 03:11 PM
Wait, just clicked on the pic ... yours are already tinted. Looks good.

I also noticed the AR registration letters ... what lake?

wayne
04-06-2012, 03:35 PM
Yea my tinter did it for 100 and he hated his life!! I just bought the boat have not reg it yet Im i n Nebraska

KG's Supra24
04-06-2012, 03:38 PM
Yea my tinter did it for 100 and he hated his life!! I just bought the boat have not reg it yet Im i n Nebraska

100?!?!?!? Yea, he def hated his life. Lesson learned the hard way there. Where in AR did you pick it up?

You should be able to find some ballast threads with some detailed write ups.

bzubke1
04-06-2012, 03:58 PM
KG, does the tint ever cause any glare or obstruct your vision?

KG's Supra24
04-06-2012, 04:25 PM
KG, does the tint ever cause any glare or obstruct your vision?

I don't feel like it but perhaps my opinion is biased bc of how good I think it looks? LOL I don't recall it ever bothering me during the day time. I do find myself looking over it on later evenings, though. I've never said to myself "which I wouldn't have done that" or "wish I had gone lighter."

To be honest with you, in my boat anyways, I feel like I look over my windshield in general because of the shape and where it ends. The top of the windshield seems to be where I'd want to look anyways. I raised my seat this year so I guess we will see how it goes.

dusty2221
04-06-2012, 05:59 PM
I love my tint. Once you go black....


Btw, I love that pic of our boats during hurricane texoma.

bzubke1
04-06-2012, 06:20 PM
I love that pic. It looks like there's 20 boards combined between your towers.

KG's Supra24
04-06-2012, 06:28 PM
I love that pic. It looks like there's 20 boards combined between your towers.

And not a person there that can ride one of them.

usaski1
04-06-2012, 07:46 PM
Tinted windows look great, but how about those sunset runs? Or wearing sunglasses? Not worth the tradoffs.

z28ke
04-07-2012, 11:56 AM
KG - what percent tint is that? I assume they put the tint on the inside? Your boat looks awesome!

jpetty3023
04-07-2012, 12:21 PM
That's a sick pic for sure. I've been debating on tint for some time now to and have been discouraged just because we do stay out for "sunset cruises" often. After reading your post KG I guess I look over more than thru the windshield also. I'll have to pay close attention next time out and make a decision then. Hope my guy don't charge 400 thou, lot better things I could use that money on

mmandley
04-07-2012, 12:39 PM
400 isnt to bad really, if you want to make it cheaper ask the guy if he gives a discount for taking the windshield off yourself. I got mine done for 150 because i tool the windshield to him. It took me about an hour to remove and reinstall it and saved me more then 200 on the tint job.

They will charge a bit more because its curved glass and that makes it harder to tint but its well worth it. I will never own a vchicle without tint or a boat without tint. I couldnt even live in a state that doesnt allow me to tint my front windows. I feel so naked and exposed without tint. Been running tint on my cars for 22 years now.

http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/ridingdirty2.jpg

All stock baby
http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu114/mmandley/MemorialWeekend525035.jpg

KG's Supra24
04-07-2012, 12:40 PM
Both mine and Dusty's are 5%. Yes, they tint the inside.

Jason, I believe Dusty paid more than I did actually.

Some tinters remove the windshield and some do it still on the boat. It also depends on the boat and how close the windshield is to the dash as well as how much curve is in the glass. I know our dash and windshield are real close together.

Oh and we sunset cruise/ride all the time.

wolfeman131
04-07-2012, 04:23 PM
Oh and we sunset cruise/ride all the time.

Bet those are some sweet times for you & Dusty.

Jet
04-16-2012, 01:07 PM
Its a MUST have, but just go legal darness. There have been times (ask dusty) about having to drive back at night, in a thunder storm with 7' waves. You cant raise your eyes above the windsheild, the rain hurts so you have to be able to look thru the tint, and that cant be done on the darker tint at night. I think we were shooting a Miami Vise video that night. Thats the scariest I have ever been on a boat before. Did NOT think we were going to make it. lol

dusty2221
04-16-2012, 01:27 PM
Its a MUST have, but just go legal darness. There have been times (ask dusty) about having to drive back at night, in a thunder storm with 7' waves. You cant raise your eyes above the windsheild, the rain hurts so you have to be able to look thru the tint, and that cant be done on the darker tint at night. I think we were shooting a Miami Vise video that night. Thats the scariest I have ever been on a boat before. Did NOT think we were going to make it. lol

That night was aweful, but I wouldn't trade my 5% for anything less.

jmvotto
04-16-2012, 08:47 PM
7 ft waves and Wakeboats don't mix very well. Glad you mad it out.

Fwiw, a member told me tint is not practical but very cool. Kinda like pimped trailer rims. Lol