Matt's Geronimo

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Re: Matt's Geronimo

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It's tricky, but you seem to have a handle on it Matt. Looking good so far. I know how you feel about this. My front windows took me nearly two months.
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Thanks, fellas! You can kinda see the fun curve where the frame hits the deck. Anybody have any suggestions on how to secure the glass? I was thinking thin strips of wood but how should I secure them?
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Hi Matt,

Looks pretty good.

A few years back i had to repair a couple of windows in my house, under warranty, when the seal between the panes failed. The company just sent a new double glass unit and I had to install them in the existing sash. They sent along some double sided foam tape to seal the glass to the outside aluminum frame. The adhesive was very aggressive, and should be good for marine applications. You might look into a local window maker or supplier for this kind of tape. I have some extra laying around if you draw a blank and want to try it. It should be more than enough for your front windshield. You could stick the panes into the frames, and then tack glue some strips of wood around them to hide the edge.
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I guess you could use glazing points and glazing compound like doing an older house window.
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I'll see if I can find the detail for the Bartender windshield detail. I've still got it, just finding it.

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Re: Matt's Geronimo

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Maybe some flexible marine sealant and brass escutcheon pins to hold the strips of wood.
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What do you guys think of this center support? Getting pretty close here. I talked to the glass shop this week.
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Looks good to me,
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

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Home stretch on the windshield, right? NOPE! It's 7/16" too wide. Way to much to fudge. I'm going to have to take a couple of swipes out of the center and re-glue. DOH! Good news is all the angles are dead on (or close enough.
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Looks great.

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Really sets off the boat Matt. Maybe notch the end of the frames or the coaming and slide the windshield back? Either way, looks great.

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Re: Matt's Geronimo

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Really nice Matt.. Now we know where to go for advice on building wood framed windshields... Have you decided on how to hold the glass in the frame?

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Re: Matt's Geronimo

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The windshield really looks the part on your boat.
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

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I don't think there is a way to work with it as-is. It's just not going to be right unless it's the same width as the coamings. I basically need three saw kerfs taken out of the middle. I'm should have checked it before I glued those side pieces on and I could have trimmed the ends.

I will probably use marine sealant and thin strips of wood to hold the glass in place. I have some brass escutcheon pins that I can use to hold the strips of wood in.

This is the windshield that Glen drew. Or pretty close. So no surprise that it looks the part for the boat. Next will be a bimini top that will attach to the windshield frame. If you look through Geronimo photos there is a picture of one set up like that.
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Re: Matt's Geronimo

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Your boat looks very sleek with the windshield.
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