Jump to content

Raycaster

Boat Windshield Replacement ?

Recommended Posts

Just purchased a used 2003ish Legend Xcite 164 and wondering about replacing the console windshield that is missing.

As usual, the funds are pretty low so looking for as economical choice as possible. I’m wondering if a DIY plexiglass heatgun project would do it? I love DIY but if it’s going to look sketchy than not a option.

Custom windshield online sound scary $$$ so any suggestions are welcome.

Maybe scouring boat graveyards might be an option.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Should work, make a template out of paper or cardboard. Go to your local Glass company and get some nice Grey Plexiglass, use a heat gun cautiously...Maybe get a small test piece and practice.

Edited by Pigeontroller
added info
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I suggest Lexan over plexi. Plexi cracks easily and lexan/polycarbonate won’t. 

If your bends are long and crisp, I’d check to see if the glass shop can do the heat bends.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You have 3 options

Don't replace .

Pay the price.

DIY

Think I would go fishing worry about that next year.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Actually took out yesterday on choppy Hamilton Bay. Over 20mph quickly with 2 people total. Not sure if windshield would of prevented me from getting soaked but would look better for sure.

On a side note and not on topic, the 16ft Legend leans heavy to the right. I know a 200lb. driver doesn’t help but the other person 150lb. sat on left side. Also had 2 heavy trolling motor batteries in front left side. There is a empty live well on left side might level boat a bit. Will have to research more, will be looking for comparable boat during summer to ask Owner questions.

Edited by Raycaster
Spelling

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

roughly 8 pounds a gallon for water, a ten gallon livewell that would be a small one will change the weight balance quickly.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
25 minutes ago, OhioFisherman said:

roughly 8 pounds a gallon for water,

Actually 10 pounds per Imperial gallon here in Canada Paul

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Boat graveyards exist but where would you find one??

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As others have noted, Lexan and you can bend it cold in a metal brake to suit your needs.. Clean it with Pledge if you don't want to spring for plastic cleaner.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I inquired at the plastic place downtown Hamilton and waiting for the email reply. I think a 45” x 20” piece should be ok.

Did up a quick design and looks not too hard.

Will probably round some corners too.

 

C41B1113-B09F-4541-AFA1-55DBEC044693.jpeg

7C7D88E4-F2B5-41BD-A786-4860E837B35E.jpeg

778A6E73-9453-4365-9D02-7ADD17D4C923.jpeg

Edited by Raycaster

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 hours ago, OhioFisherman said:

Might be your best bet? I am guessing most in a boat graveyard might already be broken?

Read the google reviews before you go. I wouldn’t go to one in particular 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...