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Old 07 November 2014, 13:22   #281
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Well I guess it's "done" now, as much as a boat can be done. got my little storage locker done. It attached with some hatch dogs I had leftover so I can move it to the center for lots of tanks, 8, or to the left for more storage space. Weight belts, air pump and flares below in a dry box, then room for 6 little dry boxes for whatever. There are lids for each compartment.
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Old 04 January 2015, 00:03   #282
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Tonight it's new glass! Fresh off the water jet. Of course I realized I forgot to have him cut a hole for the wiper I don't have. Perhaps I won't need a wiper? Oh well. I'll have to get that and have the t-top guy fabricate a bracket first. I'll deal with that next summer. I'll just try Rain-x first.

Hopefully this cuts down the wind a bit.

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Old 04 January 2015, 00:17   #283
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Nice Jason
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Old 04 January 2015, 20:25   #284
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nice job, its comming together. now get on the water and give us some numbers!
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Old 04 January 2015, 21:27   #285
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Numbers....50+ mph at WOT, I think that was about 6200 rpm. Cruises nicely 25-35 mph depending on chop. At those speeds it gets just over 3mpg.

Unfortunately my super cool new windshield cracked around one if the bolt holes. It's up high so I'll ignore it for now. I have another piece to cut and the water jet guy has the program.

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Old 04 January 2015, 21:45   #286
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rubber bushings

you should install rubber bushings on the bolts that pass through the glass so the vibration is absorbed by the rubber and not the glass. they need to be evenly torqued but not tight so the window has 0 movement. Not sure if you knew this or not but we sound out the hard way so sharing some past experience.
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Old 05 January 2015, 00:32   #287
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Yeah, I had nylon washers and the mounting tabs weren't perfectly square so a bit too much and, plink, a crack. Yes, this is how we learn things. I'm just winging this windshield, it was an afterthought when I realized that 30+ mph makes your eyes water and is much colder than 20mph. Fortunately auto glass is cheap and it's a friend with the water jet.

Some good soft rubber washers between the mounting tabs and the glass should help.

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Old 05 January 2015, 02:03   #288
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Have you thought about polycarbonate? More money (probably), but unbreakable.

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Old 05 January 2015, 11:32   #289
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yeah but it scratches. I'll keep giving this a try and see where I get. If I can't get it to not break directly bolting it then I might give a frame a try.
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Just finished reading this whole thread, and OH MY!

Good job.
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