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Better a smidge too long than too short. Glad to see you at it again.
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:D gotta make new windows for pilothouse.made them wrong.glass has to be inside frames, not mounted behind.If a big wave hit them now,they might buckle inward.am going to get safety glass instead of plexi this time.(the plexi got really scratched up on the sides)will be alot heavier tho.
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You won't notice the weight of the glass. I think on you boat, all glass is framed 4 sides. Safety glass is good. You should use tempered glass if you have a cabin top wind screen with a free edge.

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:D thanks ,Billl.I really don't know difference.just have to have it cut to size.then add frames.not too odd a shape .I got a quote from some rv guys a couple years ago-about a hundred bucks a panel.seems Butch had something available too.just not sure if it'll get here safe.ya know what I mean?
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Tim- do any of the windows have to slide or open? Are you making all the window trim or are they extruded moldings that you trim to size?
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Chug

Safety glass will flex and crack like a car windshield. But, it won't fall apart. Tempered glass is stronger and stiffer, right up to the point it breaks. Then it shatters into million of pieces.

If you have a free edge, and somebody grabs it as a handle it will flex and crack.

I make plywood patterns and took them to a local glass shop. They cut/shaped and got the tempered here in B'ham. If you need a hole, say for a wiper or antenna, it must be made before it is tempered.

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:D suppose I could take old windows apart and use plexi for the patterns.was originally going to use double strength glass and coat each side with some kind of film in case of breakage.I'm only trailering to lake not over the road.maybe if not operational windows could have window trim like van windows-What's that called?
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Chug

The old plexi would be excellent patterns. Sometimes, I'm forgetful of where we are on every build.

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:D just been putzing around-putting led nav.lights on.yikes,those are spendy
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My choice was to buy standard Nav. lights then change to an LED bulb someday.

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yes those led's can set you back a bundle. :shock: Just did over a trailer with them. Hoping they give us the performance life they advertise.
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:D at 58 bucks a pop.it adds up but if I don't have to change bulbs alot,it's worth it I guess and they don't draw much power.I got a few of those led courtesy lites for interior too.just gotta get a 1-5/8 " bit to install.Trying to keep power draw to a minimum. :D
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I went through this same process several years ago and decided that for my usage, the front nav light would remain the bulb type (mostly because I wanted to use the classic Perko bow nav light - which isn't LED). I will consider converting it down the road. All the rest will be LED. I figured that I was unlikely to be underway at night very often and therefore would only need to have the anchor light lit up at night. So current draw would be minimal if the anchor light is LED.
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:D Thought about using front light,but figured it might interfere with the anchor set up,so went with pilothouse side lights and stern light as well as top anchor/stern light set-up.Too many lights,?or not enough? :roll:
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Bow light and my anchor well are going to be a tight fit, but I think I can make it work. Anchor well will have hatches hinged on the centerline and the bow light will be mounted between the hatch doors. We'll see when I get to that part of the boat. Haven't even faired the foredeck yet! :shock:
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