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Old 10-24-2020, 09:51 AM
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Please ignore double picture....
3d printed piece is built from 2 pieces. Aluminum, ready to go would be machined form single piece. It was just easier for me to print it from 2 elements.
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Old 10-25-2020, 08:56 AM
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That is going to be a nice piece ! Maybe you could get Formula to give you the specs on all the different model of FT's, that way you could make them per order and not have so much engineering and setup costs.
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Old 10-25-2020, 02:55 PM
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Guys, I do not know about the newer windshields, but on the SR1 boats, the windshield frame has joints that allow it to move. Mine will move around quite a bit between the two halves and I see no way to tighten it up (meaning that I think itís there by design). I would think that if you were to remove the frameís ability to move around, you could be inviting more of a chance of breakage. Edit: The boat is not rigid and flexes some by design (otherwise it would break). I would think the frame needs the ability to move with the hull.

Just my thoughts based on what Iíve seen on mine.

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Old 10-28-2020, 03:50 AM
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Originally Posted by TomZ View Post
Guys, I do not know about the newer windshields, but on the SR1 boats, the windshield frame has joints that allow it to move. Mine will move around quite a bit between the two halves and I see no way to tighten it up (meaning that I think itís there by design). I would think that if you were to remove the frameís ability to move around, you could be inviting more of a chance of breakage. Edit: The boat is not rigid and flexes some by design (otherwise it would break). I would think the frame needs the ability to move with the hull.

Just my thoughts based on what Iíve seen on mine.
Good friend of mine lost the front stbd glass (whole) on his 95 271 SR1 in a poker run, damn near took his head off too on its way out. I wouldnt go that far by saying its "designed" to flex. Mine 292 fastech windshield flexes so bad all the screws will fall out in a weekend, its gotten so bad I've had to get larger screws to hold it together.
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Old 10-28-2020, 06:03 AM
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I have a starboard curved glass for the sr1 if anyone needs one.
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Old 10-28-2020, 08:29 AM
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Good friend of mine lost the front stbd glass (whole) on his 95 271 SR1 in a poker run, damn near took his head off too on its way out. I wouldnt go that far by saying its "designed" to flex. Mine 292 fastech windshield flexes so bad all the screws will fall out in a weekend, its gotten so bad I've had to get larger screws to hold it together.
Wow!!

That's pretty damn scary.

My boat has had evidence of the glass breaking at some point in it's life but I figured something maybe fell out it or something (I've found the broken pieces in tiny crevices and the bilge). Knowing the previous owner, I doubt it broke from being run hard. I guess I should ask him.

I have considered replacing the glass with Lexan, but damn if that wouldn't be stupid expensive.
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