1969 Chris Craft Roamer 46 Refit: Last of the New Tinted Glass Has Arrived!

Over the Christmas weekend, it seems Santa Claus swung by the boatyard and dropped off the last of the glass for my Roamer. These were the panes that had to be redone from my second glass order because both Consolidated Glass and I messed up. Pro Tip: for anything but a square window, always make sure you make a pattern that fits exactly how you want, then take the measurements from the pattern. My mistake was in putting full faith in the accuracy of my Bosch laser measurer without keeping in mind that it doesn’t take its measurements from the bottom edge. Three of the four edges were only off by an eensy-beensy bit, but that ended up with helm windows that just wouldn’t fit.

Crated glass!

Crated glass!

Consolidated does a great job crating

Consolidated does a great job crating

That pour-in low density urethane foam they use as packing material does a great job keeping the glass from moving around.

Red foam dots keep the panes separated

Red foam dots keep the panes separated

Starboard side fits perfectly!

Starboard side fixed pane fits perfectly!

NICE!!

Nice fit on the slider, too!

Port side fits perfectly, too

Port side looks good, too

These four panes were an expensive mistake. After botching it the first time, I was super nervous when I slid them home. But they all fit the way I’d wanted them to fit the first time around. It was not a pleasant thing taking the four brand new, wrong-sized panes to the boatyard recycling spot, but there’s no other use I could think of for these custom cut tempered panes. Oh well…what’s done is done. Time to move on.

Yeah baby!

Yeah baby!

I really like the tinted glass look over the original clear. From the inside, it’s really not so dark. One thing that surprised me was the difference in sound that the new glass made as I step from the helm down to the salon. It’s quieter. Now if only I had the sliding doors done… They’re on the plan for 2017.

Next up in our 1969 Chris Craft Roamer 46 Refit: More Exhaust Riser Insulation

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4 comments on “1969 Chris Craft Roamer 46 Refit: Last of the New Tinted Glass Has Arrived!

  1. Steve (warby12!) says:

    Yeah tinted glass makes a great contrast to the white, and more shiny!

  2. Colin says:

    looks great

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