View Full Version : WINDSHIELD FLEX !!!
Tech Madnesss 72
07-16-2007, 03:56 AM
2007 outback Has ne one noticed a change or flex in winshield frame. one time after a hard run we acctually had to pull the two sides of the frame apart to get the middle section to open , it had fallen in between edge where it is supposed to overlap on top. also noticed the gap where overlap occurs varies, closer on top than on bottom. ne one else???
07-16-2007, 02:30 PM
I have noticed this on my 97 Outback. I figured it was mostly due to age. I frequently have to loosen up the screws on the frame, re-align it, then tighten it all down.
07-16-2007, 03:27 PM
Tech - Not a problem on our 2007 Outback. Have 27 hours on the boat. - Deeerfield
07-16-2007, 03:42 PM
Not a problem here either. Rolled over 100 hrs this weekend.
07-16-2007, 06:12 PM
'04 OB....never once
07-17-2007, 09:34 PM
My 99 Mobius has had recurring issues with this. I had it fixed once to the tune of $400. Problem returned in less than 6 months. But has not gotten bad enough to let the window fall through yet.
07-18-2007, 12:41 AM
I had exactly the same problem with my 99 Outback. I was pushing home in rough water, and hit a big roller. The walkthrogh window fell right throgh. I could not get it back without loosening the windshield screws.
I have noticed that there is a fair amount of flex in the hull in big waves, and am very careful.
07-18-2007, 08:20 AM
mine moves ... '98 mobius not bad enuff for a fall thru, i'm easy on her when it comes to rough water
07-18-2007, 01:02 PM
My walk-thru on my 98 popped thru once. I think I pulled the wire on the hinge to get it off. The supports were loose where the plastic connects to the metal so I epoxied them together and I haven't had a problem since.
07-18-2007, 04:22 PM
The hull has spread on my 2001 Outback, but the windsheild has never fallen into the opening. It would fall though at the top if it wasn't for that little extension tab on it (which may have been a fix before I bought the boat).
07-18-2007, 06:36 PM
Had the winshield separate after about 40 hours on my '06 Outback. It was after a choppy day. Dealer fixed it on warranty. Very good service from both dealer and SC.
07-19-2007, 12:33 AM
Yep, our 07 Outback has same problem. At first the window lined up perfect, no its way open on top to the point where it has rubbed the foam strip right through. Taking boat in next week to see what can be done.
By the way 100 hrs already on a 07, thats amazing, I thought we were doing good at 30
07-19-2007, 12:18 PM
Yah, the 100 hrs still suprises me, considering I only put 90 hrs on my previous 1999 I/O.
That's what lets me know I made the right decision though!
07-19-2007, 12:34 PM
I am having trouble with my windsheild where my ski mirrow attached. The top of my center windsheild is loose and comming appart. I know this is because I am laying the window on the mirrow and it is pressing against it. I have 120 hr on my 07 out back and that is in PA.
07-19-2007, 11:52 PM
120 hrs, do you guys have jobs? I'll admit being self employed may slow me down a little, but we haven't missed a weekend since the middle of May and just a 30 hrs. We'll head out tomorrow to our lake property and it will be a good 3 day weekend but even at that I'll maybe go to 35 hrs and we'll spend a ton of time on our boat.
07-20-2007, 09:52 PM
I did a fix to my windshield today. I saw the top frame on my 99 Mobius seperate some from the glass and rubber and I found the screw on the side was insufficient to hold the frame in place and the frame actually pivots off the screws so I put another metal screw next to it to prevent pivoting. I'll be boating next week and I'll see how it works.
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