1969 Chris Craft Roamer 46 Refit: Glass!

My first order of new glass arrived yesterday! These panes are for the aft enclosure and the helm windshields. I also had to replace a couple of the salon windows that were shattered by a wind storm back in 2008.

New glass with all edges lightly ground down

New glass with all edges lightly ground down

Every other time I’ve had glass cut to size from a local supplier, it always shows up with razor sharp edges. Having the glass shop grind those sharp edges off is a very nice touch that makes handling the glass much safer.

1/4" tinted and tempered panes for the aft enclosure and windshield

1/4″ tinted and tempered panes for the aft enclosure and windshield

More aft enclosure panes

More aft enclosure panes

Original clear glass is already installed in the salon

Original clear glass is already installed in the salon

New tinted panes on the stbd side

New tinted panes on the stbd side

I wasn’t sure how the tinted panes would look from inside the salon, but they’re not as dark as I suspected. I also noticed that the new windows slides noticeably smoother over the new window tracks than the OE glass. We like them so much, replacing the original panes with tinted ones just moved up on the honey-do list.

Tinted glass v. Matterhorn White Awlcraft 2000 paint = :-)

Tinted glass v. Matterhorn White Awlcraft 2000 paint = 🙂

It’s below freezing in the boatyard at night now and very cool all day long, so keeping heat in the boat will be essential if I’m going to keep up the momentum over this winter. The new windows will really help out.

Up next on our 1969 Chris Craft Roamer 46 Refit: Steps to the V-berth

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3 comments on “1969 Chris Craft Roamer 46 Refit: Glass!

  1. paul ruhl says:

    currently doing a 41 roamer fly bridge spraying awl grip this week i found two products interesting check out bottom sides cushings, and sea deck (for non skid deck). i installed bow thrusters, granite counters. and complete head system teak floors in the cabin still a long way off

    • 1969roamer46 says:

      Sounds interesting! Do you have it documented online?
      I looked at seadek but felt that it posed a risk of trapping water and contributing to coating failure that would lead to corrosion that might not be apparent. You’ll have to keep me posted on how that turns out!
      Cheers,
      Q

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