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peetmin posted 10-29-2003 09:33 PM ET (US)   Profile for peetmin   Send Email to peetmin  
I have a 1987 22 Revenge. This vintage has 5 pieces of windshield frame.(seven pieces of glass) Three across the front and one on each side. Over time the side pieces of the aluminum frame have become loose and I am not familiar with the process involved in re-securing them to the gelcoat/fiberglass. There is a black plastic strip piece in the aluminum window channel that runs parallel to the hull and about an inch above the gelcoat. I have thought maybe if this piece were removed I would gain access to what ever device BW used to secure the windshield. I have been reluctant to remove the plastic piece for fear it is brittle and may break in the process.
Could someone who has been down this path send me in the right direction? Thank you. Pete
jimp posted 10-30-2003 12:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimp  Send Email to jimp     
peetmin -

I'm in the same boat you are... almost. I have 1990 Revenge 22WT. My windshield is OK.

Concerning the plastic pieces in the channels on the bottom side of the windshield - outboard side. I echo your concerns about being brittle. Before I bought my boat, it was in Nevada, under the sun, for a few years. My plastic pieces easily slide fore/aft and appear to be about 1 inch too short (allowing water to get inside). Looking at your post got me thinking. If I remove them, they will very likely break - as you said. What about replacing them with some neatly applied electrical tape or black striping tape? I can't look at mine as its currently under 4 covers. Just a thought.

JimP

peetmin posted 10-31-2003 02:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for peetmin  Send Email to peetmin     
Jim-Thank you for the reply, My problem is I am not sure if removeing the plastic will expose whatever device BW used to secure the windshield. I would like to avoid the scenario of damageing the black plastic during removal to find I had approached it from the wrong direction. We may have to remove the head liner. I don't really know. I was hopeing by posting this question the likes of you and I could benefit from someone who has already traveled this road. My boat is covered up pretty tight as well so I am speaking from memory...Pete
Morocco posted 11-03-2003 08:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for Morocco  Send Email to Morocco     
Let's bump this -- the right side of my windshield is a little loose and I'm faced with the same question.

Maybe I'll email Chuck Bennet.

Anyone know how this windshield is fastened?

Mark

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