Like Tree0Likes

Is a skater wrap around windshield bird strike rated??

Reply
Old 10-05-2010, 10:29 AM
  #11
Registered
 
mcourson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: New Haven, IL
My Boats: 1989 Challenger Aerotech Super V-24
Posts: 147
Default

Most of the stuff used to make windscreens is polycarbonate or probably optical grade Lexan.

Lexan is the same stuff that is used in Nascar windshields and fighter jet canopies. I used to work for the company that made lexan sheets. The only way we could break it wiht out a saw was pour electrical contact cleaner CRC on it and hit it with a hammer. 2 .500 laminted together can stop a .357 at point blank.

Not sure what the higher ends use like Skater, but i know some of the mid level manufacturers use Lexan.
mcourson is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2010, 10:36 AM
  #12
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Frankfort,ill
My Boats: 40 SKATER
Posts: 12,863
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Keytime View Post
Have Jimmy's folks run a bird-strike analysis for ya.
Have Jimmy's folks run a bird-strike analysis for ya.


so they be working at Skater now ?????????????????
RunninHotRacing163.1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2010, 11:14 AM
  #13
Registered
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: St. Petersburg, Fl
Posts: 443
Default

I've had one get sucked in the tunnel before. It was kinda funny. (The seagull did live)
apache727 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2010, 12:08 PM
  #14
Gold Member
Gold Member
 
Keytime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Derby, KS
My Boats: 1999 Checkmate 283 Convincor
Posts: 2,730
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JohnnyMarshall View Post
Jimmy's Folks???
Jim Lee's company. Sorry. A little aero humor.
Keytime is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2010, 12:21 PM
  #15
Registered
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Wichita KS
My Boats: 250 Cobalt, 20 Cigarette, 32 Fountain-SOLD
Posts: 473
Default

Totally understand!!
JohnnyMarshall is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2010, 01:22 PM
  #16
VIP Member
VIP Member
 
JIMKID Motorsports's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Livonia Mi Usa
My Boats: 2009 30 LS7 SKATER 711 sold xvi power
Posts: 1,913
Default

I use to do bird strike testing on turbine engines we would should those suckers into a running engine at 275 mph and that bird would actyally bounce off the front fan three times before in got sucked in cool test
__________________
30 SKATER LS7
JIMKID Motorsports is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2010, 02:35 PM
  #17
PF Marine
Platinum Member
 
Coolerman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 1,767
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by JIMKID Motorsports View Post
I use to do bird strike testing on turbine engines we would should those suckers into a running engine at 275 mph and that bird would actyally bounce off the front fan three times before in got sucked in cool test
Coolerman is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2010, 03:05 PM
  #18
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
 
Sea-Dated's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma / GLOC
My Boats: Sold the Cafe' and boatless for now.....
Posts: 3,376
Default

We hit one in Frosts MTI at about 140 last year and while the bird did not live, the windshield came away unscathed.
Sea-Dated is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2010, 03:12 PM
  #19
Registered
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: toledo ohio
My Boats: feathercraft,Profile 308,Hydrodyne jet deck, hondo runner bottom,24 python,33 elimanator dry sixes
Posts: 852
Default

The top of my head is good at 100 for seaguls........boater 1 bird 0 and what a mess,guts and bird blood all over my vest and burned to the headers!!!!good thing I ducked or I would have got it in the face.
lightning jet is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2010, 03:31 PM
  #20
Gold Member
Gold Member
 
Keytime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Derby, KS
My Boats: 1999 Checkmate 283 Convincor
Posts: 2,730
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lightning jet View Post
good thing I ducked or I would have got it in the face.
That's what she said.
Keytime is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:01 AM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.