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|Author||Topic: windshield repair|
posted 11-04-2000 09:02 PM ET (US)
The previous owner of my 1986 18' Outrage managed to crack the plexiglass windshield by hitting his garage door while backing in. Has anyone used any kind of adhesive to fix their windshield.
posted 11-04-2000 09:35 PM ET (US)
There is a plexi adhesive repair gel available from from most glass companies, however it will look like a repair to you, possibly not to your passengers........
posted 11-06-2000 12:06 AM ET (US)
I'd suggest getting a new plexiglass windshield from BW. It is the same as the one used on the Montauk. Order it without the black stripe being applied to the inside, as they are now doing this, rather than putting the stripe on the console like yours has.
Since BW has let the 40th anniversary of the Montauk hull pass without a mention, I'm guessing this boat is soon to be history. So I'd get a windshield while they're still available.
posted 11-08-2000 12:58 PM ET (US)
I too am putting a new windshield on a 18 Outrage, and was floored by the local BW dealer. They will sell me a new palstic windshield for "somewhere around $400.00". He said he would call back with an exact price, but I'm sure I'm going to go ahead and get a local plastic company to fshion one for me. A buddy did this recently for his 20ft. HydraSport and it cost him roughly $175.00. And it looks great. Is my local dealer gouging on his prices or has anyone priced this article recently through their dealer with similar results????
posted 11-08-2000 01:25 PM ET (US)
Not sure who is making the "long" dollar on this item --- heck you can replace an auto windshield for less --
Anyway here is source I found -- never used them but had talked about replacing an Outrage windshield and they said no problem --- forget the quote but was less than $250 about a year ago http://www.multifab.com/consoles.htm
posted 11-08-2000 03:09 PM ET (US)
Thanks BigZ. I'll try these guys as well. I agree, I'm in the wrong business if they get those kind of prices on products that they don't even inventory. By the way, the dealer did mention a company by the name of Happle Marine. He said that they manufacture/d these for Whaler and he would order it from them. Anyone ever heard of these guys. I'm not sure of the spelling at all.
posted 11-08-2000 04:22 PM ET (US)
The current supplier of the Montauk console w/s is Daytona Plastix, yes that's the right spelling. 1-800-874-7512
If you want to stop the crack from going any further drill a small hole at the end of the crack.
There's also a company in FL called Gustafson's who do alot of plastic w/s for motorcycle fairings. They might be able to copy yours at a lesser price. Don
posted 11-08-2000 04:35 PM ET (US)
I was under the impression that Happel Marine (in Rockledge, FL) did indeed make the windshield used on the desert tan Montauk/Small Outrage console. I'd call them direct.
I have noticed that since Sea Ray took over, almost all of Whaler's previous suppliers have been dropped and the business switched to Sea Ray's suppliers. Obviously for better pricing. Same quality? Who knows.
posted 11-08-2000 08:57 PM ET (US)
We took the off of our 16 whaler to a
commercial plastic shop and they used
the old one for a template.Make sure
they use the proper thickness.
We bent our own for our 13 whaler
with a hair dryer.It turned out fair.
posted 11-08-2000 11:20 PM ET (US)
The right way to bend plastic is with a
hot wire. And be sure to use a drill bit
made for plastic (pointier than usual) or
you stand a real good chance of breaking it.
TAP plastic will will have the plastic,
And some decent literature on how to do it.
While you are in, ask them how much to do the
posted 11-09-2000 12:00 PM ET (US)
lhg, Happel will still supply the windshield according to the dealer, but not with drillouts. They will include the drill bit to accomodate. This still sounds like a very expensive bit. Seriously, I'm going to try to contact Happel direct to see if there is a significant price difference. Assuming they will deal with me on a one time purchase basis. p.s. Thanks for the spelling.
posted 11-09-2000 02:00 PM ET (US)
When I was in the business selling Whalers, I dealt with Happel Marine several times on replacement plexi windshields. I believe they will sell direct as well. Good company, quality, etc., but I don't remember their prices.
posted 11-09-2000 02:29 PM ET (US)
The drill bits for plastic aren't terribly
catalog page 2117: 1/8" bit is $3.02.
TAP's prices are similar -- I bought mine
on a whim.
posted 11-09-2000 03:09 PM ET (US)
Anyone know how to reach Happel directly? I'm trying to locate them via the algore highway, but no luck. It looks like they were bought out by another company.
posted 11-09-2000 03:30 PM ET (US)
June 18, 1999
Happel Marine answers to new boss
A Sarasota company has snapped up Happel Marine Inc. in Rockledge and may be eliminating a few jobs there. NASDAQ-traded Uniroyal Technology Corp. purchased privately held Happel, which employs 100 and has $9 million in annual sales, for an undisclosed sum. The Rockledge company makes plastic doors, cabinets and other enclosures for pleasure boats. Copyright 1999 American City Business Journals Inc.
Did you try this phone # and address
Happel Marine, Inc. 474 Barnes Blvd. PO
posted 11-09-2000 04:52 PM ET (US)
Got it! The company is now known as:
321/636-7562 (note area code change)
I got a price of $80.00. They ask for a 2 week lead time, and it has to be ordered by a marine facility. No individuals. The rep said I could use a marine contractor friend if I faxed the order on his letterhead. Thank y'all. I think the price is great.
posted 11-10-2000 02:54 PM ET (US)
seeking source for rubber windsheild fasteners (with threaded insert)
have 1983 18 outrage and fasteneres have UV degraded and split
posted 11-13-2000 02:01 PM ET (US)
Those rubber fasteners are called "Wellnuts", and most marine stores stock them, but the correct size for the Montauk windshield is hard to find. I'd try a BW Dealer, since they still may be being used on the current Montauks.
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