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.
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.
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.
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