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  1. #1
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    Default Boat Issues Caused By Drunkards

    Well I thought we had a successful outing last weekend, but today I noticed some damage caused by some drunk friends who joined us last Sunday.

    The port side front (curved part) windshield has partially popped out of the rubber seal/frame at the bottom. This was caused by people using the widshield as a support when walking to and from the bow.

    The windshield frame is missing a screw at the bottom closest to the center closeable window. Not sure if it was like that or it popped out. Either way I need to get the windshield seated back into the frame and put another screw in the frame to hold it.

    Any advice on getting the windshield back into the groove without removing everything? The rubber seal is still seated in the frame, there is about a quarter of an inch gap in between the frame and the bottom of the glass now.



    PS: I think I am going to start enforcing a no drinking rule on my boat! I know it's a buzz kill but it's annoying when you do not drink and others tear up your stuff!!! End rant....
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    That blows and would really pi$$ me off. I have a no drinking rule on my boat for that very reason, people not considerate enough of my stuff. I had a number of issues on my previous boat because of it. Yes, it's a buzz kill but has to be done.

    Might try YouTube, am sure there are a number of posts about reseating automotive glass that could be useful.
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    Thanks yes it does make me mad.

    I dont think it will be difficult to fix. I attempted to reseat it at the boat ramp but it was getting dark so I only tried for a few minutes.

    For those of you who have removed the windshield before, does it help to slide the rubber seal onto the glass and then put the glass into the frame, or is it easier to start with the seal already in the frame?

    The seal is still in the frame, I was having issues keeping the seal separated on both sides so the glass could slide down into it. Maybe I will try some soap and water for lube.
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    Exactly seal on glass plenty of soapy water in a spray bottle on everything so you can move the rubber. A soft rubber mallet doesn't hurt either.
    -Jake

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    Okay I will give it a shot this evening if the weather permits.

    Any tips until then will be greatly appreciated!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjr119 View Post

    Any tips until then will be greatly appreciated!
    Don't break the glass
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    This same thing happened to us, but not due to any drunks. In our case, I believe we probably lost a screw or two and then the lower corner of the windshield popped out when we hit a roller too hard.

    I contacted a windshield repair shop and let them do it. It was very easy and only took them a few minutes. They ended up not charging us for the work (we do have a business relationship through a non-profit group). The reason I let them handle it was purely based on insurance. Replacement cost for these windshields will blow you away, I think they're in the range of $2k. I thought even if I paid up to $100, what I was really buying was the insurance just in case it slipped out of sweaty hands and crashed on the ground. There's no reason you can't handle this project just be aware.
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    Sure thanks for the advice. I hope that I do not have to take the windshield apart for the repair.
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    Listen to Jake on how to get the glass back in, When we removed ours to tint the LSV it took heat, soapy water, and some motivation.


    How about you tell your friends the windshield is not a crutch.

    I am not one to say kill drinking, if you like to have some beers responsibility on your boat then don't those friends kill your vibe.

    Here is my buzz kill speech at the start of the day for anyone who has not been on my boat.

    Drinking is allowed on my boat, drunkenness is not, the dock is never that fare away.
    I know the Cops here, that means beers down when they pass, give them a wave of respect.
    I know you want to help, let myself, Steve, or Curtis gets boards in and out of the racks.
    Do not sit in the center of the back seat unless you want a 90lb lab running over you to get in the water.
    Watch your feet when that same 90lb lab returns.
    Remember that 90lb is part of my family, respect him like you do my wife.

    Other then that party on dude!!!

    We have the traditional Rule
    Rule 1 is have fun
    Rule 2 is, You have to be ok with nudity, yours and others. If you lose your swim suit due to not wearing one that fits then that's your problem. I will toss you a towel get back in the boat.

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    Okay so I got the glass to seat back into the frame. The seal is still bubbled out a bit around the curved section, but I can live with it for now.

    Wow it was a B!tch to get the seal on straight and keep it there while I slide it down into the frame. I hope I do not have to go thru this again! I was worried about the glass breaking the whole time, because I had to lift up on the windshield to even get to the rubber seal.
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