Window Frame Design

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Window Frame Design

Post by indyillini » Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:00 pm

I have build the Glen-L Overniter and have the build basically complete other than the windshield. I have decided to try and design a window similar to the Lyman boats and have found a lot of good ideas including on this site. My question for the board is what should be the thickness of my frames? I will be using Lexan or something similar for the actual windshield which I assume would require less thick frames than glass. I was thinking of using 1" mahogany that I have left over from the build. Would that be thick enough?

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Post by billy c » Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:12 pm

If it were mine it would be as beefy as possible as you are using it as a handhold as well. Also consider allowing for gasket material around the "glass" I think 1-1/4 would work well for that size windscreen especially if you run with the ample side supports as pictured.
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Re: Window Frame Design

Post by Bill Edmundson » Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:56 pm

The windshield frame on the Bartender is 1 1/4" like Billy guessed. I'll try to scan the profile and post some pictures tomorrow.

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Re: Window Frame Design

Post by 283 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:35 am

Here’s some pics that I saw on CL from a boat for sale. Thought it looked like a nice design...
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Re: Window Frame Design

Post by Bill Edmundson » Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:37 am

This is what I did on the Bartender.

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Re: Window Frame Design

Post by justalex » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:57 pm

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Re: Window Frame Design

Post by Bill Edmundson » Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:05 am

Indy

Here are my windshield details.

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