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Plexiglass center console windshield source?
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posted 01-23-2001 06:43 PM ET (US)
I would like to put a wraparound plexiglass or lexan windshield on the console of the Nauset I am rehabbing - similar to that on the Montauk. Problem is that the size of the original console (36.25" wide) will not accomodate the current Montauk point.
For the life of me, I cannot find anyone in the Chicago area to fabricate such an animal. Does anyone know where I might find a source who can do this for a reasonable price?
Thanks, in advance, for any suggestions.
posted 01-23-2001 09:56 PM ET (US)
Did you try TAP Plastics? They are a
national chain, and all the stores here in
Silicon Valley will do light fabrication.
And check with them on the exact type of
posted 01-23-2001 10:09 PM ET (US)
It's a long way from the Chicago area but Middy Plastics in Redmond Wa specilizes in plastic windshields. You might give them a call 425-883-4600. The do real nice custom work.
posted 01-23-2001 10:12 PM ET (US)
Bob, I recently bought a replacement for my Montauk. There were some local(Houston) companies which were willing to make me one but the cost was $200+. I finally found a company in Florida called Spartech and got a better price. I think they are OEM for Whaler. It is a perfect fit and made out of smoked 1/4" lexan/plexi. I dont know if they can make one for a Nauset but try em. I dont have their number with me but I originally found it in an older forum post on this site. Good Luck. Rex
posted 01-24-2001 02:24 PM ET (US)
I'm assuming that your planning on ripping off the windshield portion of the wood console of a Nauset?.
If so, your right in not being able to use the smaller 'screen from the Montauk series of consoles.
You will have to pretty much design it yourself, including height, back angle, side size, color and thickness.
Have you given any thought to replacing the glass with plastic inserts?
posted 01-24-2001 03:05 PM ET (US)
Would have loved to take your suggestion, however...
By the time I owned the boat, the center console had about 20 coats of light blue paint on it and was missing the original windshield. I learned that the original owner in Ocean City, NJ had lost it when she took a wave. It was replaced with a plastic windshield, but it is in poor shape.
At any rate, I rebuilt the bottom section and took the top section down to the bare wood, laid on 3 coats of West epoxy and Awl-gripped it. Now it looks like a fiberglass version of the original console design... a mix of the old with the new. It was the best I could do to preserve some of the classic heritage.
Thanks for the suggestion.
posted 01-30-2001 12:49 AM ET (US)
I was talking to Fred Caldwell at CMI Marine, OEM for windshields, about building a windshield for my outrage which would be larger than the factory original. He said that it wouldnt be a problem, might take a week or two to get to it but they could build whatever I wanted.
They are at 781-740-1260 in Hingham Mass.
posted 01-30-2001 09:33 AM ET (US)
CHECK THIS SITE OUT. I HAVE KNOW IDEA WHAT THE COST IS BUT LOOKS LIKE IT WOULD BE WORTH CHECKING JC www.oceandynamics.com
posted 02-02-2001 05:02 PM ET (US)
I think there is one on ebay right now, at least I think I saw one there yesterday. check out www.ebay.com keyword boston whaler. Hope that helps.
posted 02-02-2001 05:08 PM ET (US)
There is a widsheild for a Montauk on Ebay and the bidding started in the $30`s! Regards-Jack Graner.
posted 02-03-2001 09:22 PM ET (US)
Men: Unbelievable responses. Can't thank you all enough for the info. If I cannot figure it out now, I never will.
I will post a photo of Chesapeake (my '69 Nauset) when the re-hab is complete.
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posted 02-09-2001 07:57 PM ET (US)
I am back in the console business for the older 17 whalers. Go to the web site www.clis.com/customskiffs and scroll to projects. You will see a very funtional console to replace the wooden ones. enjoy
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posted 02-15-2001 02:29 PM ET (US)
I tried to reply to RMcissac but it keeps coming back as undeliverable
posted 03-19-2001 10:24 AM ET (US)
The products from Ocean Dynamics look outstanding, particularly, the windshields with the built in handrails (a la mid 80's Makos).
Unfortunately, very expensive. Close to $1000 for an integrated set up finished with Awl-grip. Would be nice, but... I will buy a new trolling motor first.
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