Windshield visibility

Discussion in 'Powerboats' started by power boater, Jul 26, 2020.

  1. power boater
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    I am in the process of ordering tempered glass for my front windshield, which is the main steering position of the boat. Idealy, the glass should be clear, but because the design calls for a black out around the house. I am wondering if I use the light grey tinted 10 mm. instead of clear, if that would cause any visibility issues steering at night ?
     
  2. baeckmo
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    baeckmo Hydrodynamics

    Test by wearing sunglasses at night; then decide what is important, design or function..........
     
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  3. Mr Efficiency
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    Tinted windscreens are banned on cars, that should tell you something.
     
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  4. BlueBell
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    BlueBell Ahhhhh...

    I have driven a tinted window tour boat at night and it is not pretty.
    Do not tint any windows you'd like to use come dark.
     
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  5. power boater
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    power boater New Member

    Thank you very much gentlemen for your input. Clear it is :)
     
  6. rxcomposite
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    rxcomposite Senior Member

    Though TSG is available in tinted color, do not fall for the temptation in windshields. Use a visor or a partial curtain. A full width curtain is best when docked. Reduces heat immensely.
     
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  8. power boater
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    power boater New Member

    I did order the glass this afternoon, I will have 10mm clear on the front winshield windows and 6mm light gray on side and cockpit windows.
    thank you all.
     
  9. BlueBell
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    BlueBell Ahhhhh...

    Tempered?
     

  10. power boater
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    power boater New Member

    All Tempered with fritted black border to be surface glazed, in other words frame less instalations.
     
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