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Old 10 May 2005, 18:19   #1
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Windscreen for a Pacific 22

I have a P22 with the standard console and helmsmans seat.I would like to get some sort of windscreen to add a little protection from the wind.
I remember seeing a P22 years ago with a purpose made flat screen with stainless steel grabrail surround and was wondering if this was a one-off or if Halmatic made them for the MOD.
If so do any P22 people know where I can get one or do I just get something made up myself?
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Old 11 May 2005, 04:03   #2
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Ive not seen an RN one but seem to remember the RNLI had one on some 21s. Ring Halmatic and they will tell you if one is available but sit down before they give you the price Probable cheaper to make your own Des
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Old 11 May 2005, 04:11   #3
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HI Slaphead,

I recently made a full windscreen for my SR4 using plexiglass. I cut a template out of butcher paper and once I figured a decent design I used a heat gun and bended the plexiglass to the shape of a windscreen between 2 2x4 pieces of wood. I will take pictures tomorrow and post what it looks like.

Plexiglass isn't as strong as Lexan but it will work for a few years at most. Once I need to replace it I will do the same with Lexan. I used plexi because it was my first go at it, and lexan is very expensive.

Anyways, the end result was amazing. The screen blocks 80% of the wind. I still need to wear sunglasses but the wind reduction really makes boating >| |< that much more pleasureable.

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Old 11 May 2005, 14:09   #4
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HI Slaphead,

I recently made a full windscreen for my SR4 using plexiglass.
Not to belittle your work, but I'd advise being careful of the plexiglas shattering (Bird strike!!! ) Hopefully you used some fairly thick material.

The primary advantage of lexan is that it's damn near unbreakable. No shards flying around.

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Old 11 May 2005, 14:22   #5
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No worries. I have yet to come across a bird in my little boat.

Attached are some pics I took of my windscreen. Since I have an unconventional console made out of alu tubing I had to use stainless steel
ties to mount the windscreen. Hope this helps.
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if you know where they stock plexiglass possibly amari @ a guess..
they sell a product called makralon 3 or 5mm thick....it is the equivelant to lexan or darvic. ie unbreakable and do sell up to as little as 1/4 sheet sizes. sheets are 2030 x 3020mm ,
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Thanks for that guys.I was talking to someone who told me to make up a template with cardboard and take it to a signwriter in Belfast.They did a good job on his rib so I'll give it a go.
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