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|Author||Topic: Newport Bowshield?|
posted 07-17-2001 01:52 PM ET (US)
I recently purchased a 1976 Newport in need of the Bow windshield. Does anyone have a source I can contact?
posted 07-17-2001 01:53 PM ET (US)
Thought 77 was first year of Newport?
posted 07-17-2001 04:07 PM ET (US)
Check post dated 6-25-00 in OEM Section, You must go back two years.
posted 07-17-2001 07:16 PM ET (US)
Try your whaler dealer. whaler still can get the wind shields with or with our holes drilled in them.
posted 07-17-2001 08:05 PM ET (US)
The 16 Newport was produced 1974-1975
The 17 Newport from 1976-1990
posted 07-17-2001 08:39 PM ET (US)
Just checked the brochures. 74 was still a Katama, 75 was a newport, sorry!
posted 07-17-2001 08:56 PM ET (US)
The Whaler history I recieved as a dealer shows the Katama built 1968-1975 and the Newport built as I previously posted.
This history was published in 1997 by Boston Whaler and distributed to all dealers.
posted 07-17-2001 09:04 PM ET (US)
Just went out and looked at my 76 Newport. Bow windshield says "Taylor Made #146301"
Console windshield says "Taylor Made #140658"
Hope this helps.
posted 07-17-2001 09:15 PM ET (US)
The phone number I have for Taylor Windshields is 1-800-341-0778.
Nelson A. Taylor Co.
As long as I used to have to wait on hold as a dealer you may want to use the fax.
I don't think they still have them available, but it's worth a try.
posted 07-18-2001 09:44 AM ET (US)
Dunno Dick! My 74 catalog had the katama in it, no newport and in 75 they had the newport 16 and no Katama.
posted 07-18-2001 01:59 PM ET (US)
Thanks for all the feedback and good leads.
posted 07-19-2001 08:35 AM ET (US)
big shot and dick.(.by way of augusto's topic).just got my origin papers from chuck bennett; i've got a '75 katama which supports dick's statement; bigshot: sure would like to look at your '74 catalog-sales brochure for my own education or edification? thanks...lm
posted 07-19-2001 10:46 AM ET (US)
Got to get it out of the safe deposit box;)
posted 07-19-2001 01:53 PM ET (US)
Thought to update you, I talked with Taylor Windhsields 1-800-341-0778 and they stated their plexiglass products for BW only go back to 1988...and so it goes.
posted 07-19-2001 02:09 PM ET (US)
same windshield. They made newports until 1989 or 90. Are the #'2 the same? try them again and make sure because as far as I know, they are the same from 75-90 on the shields.
posted 07-19-2001 02:28 PM ET (US)
augusto-Don't get discouraged yet, but i am glad i have a montauk now(wanted a newport). Try these two places. www.boatplastic.com. they can make you one if you have the old oone, even if in pieces. 2) Ocean Dynamics- they specialize in obsolete windshields, Taylor-made gave me their # cause they no longer make your windshield. 305-770-1800 ask for Ron. Good Luck, keep me posted.
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