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Old 07-07-2013, 06:10 PM   #1
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I am looking for a someone from Mobile to Panama City to fabricate a windshield for my 2005 Cape Horn 24 OS. Any suggestions?
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Old 07-07-2013, 07:51 PM   #3
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I bought clear Lexan and did it myself. The tricky thing is heating it along the bend without bubbling the lexan. I use a thinner material for my Carolina skiff. People will argue that Lexan is softer and easier to scratch, but mine is holding up well. The positive is it will not crack where you drill and fasten it. Great stuff. I laid out the material where I wanted to fold it and drew a line with a dry eraser, then used my heat gun at a distance and moved it back and forth over the topside and underside until it started to droop. I had the large section of lexan supported by a piece of plywood and a towel underneath. Once the section began to bend, I placed a piece of scrap ply over it to get an even bend along the 90 radius. After bending, I used a wet wash cloth to gently cool off the heated up area. Flip over and do the other side and you are good to go.

Lexan can be cut with a skill saw, band saw, ... and sanded along the edges to make it look nice. Practice on some scrap if you can find a glass company that will let you play with it.

Of course this is for a DIY project.

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Cape Horn is located in Milton, FL. You could check with them, they might have an OEM part in inventory.
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Cape Horn is located in Milton, FL. You could check with them, they might have an OEM part in inventory.
I have already checked with CH. They no longer have them.

Thanks for all replies.
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I own Creative Acrylics. We replicate a lot of Cape Horn windshields. Give us a call at 479 8889 and we can fix u up.
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