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WALSHIE

RO# 2124



Posted - Oct 07 2019 :  11:40:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have a Silverton 330 sport bridge with a large "windshield" that looks good from the outside but is nothing more than a skylight on the inside. This is a common feature on Silvertons and other models. Since it gets real hot in the summer, I have a canvas cover as do many others...I'm tired of dealing with it.

I was wondering if there is a window tint that would keep the heat of the sun out while letting some light in. Something semi-transparent would be fine.

I see some 3M products online, does anyone have any experience with these? I'd rather not have the mirror look if possible.
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sugilbert

RO# 3854



Posted - Oct 07 2019 :  12:10:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
From what I see on cars, I think you would be best served by having it professionally installed. Problem with this, though, is finding a tint installer that will come to the boat.

Steve
"L'Chiam" 29' 2000 Regal Commodore 2660 (2765) T/4.3 Alphas

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HOGAN

RO# 3813



Posted - Oct 07 2019 :  12:37:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Chris, the guy who owns the boat next to me had his windows tinted this summer. I will see if I can get the contact info for the guy who did it.

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HOGAN

RO# 3813



Posted - Oct 07 2019 :  13:36:07  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Chris:

Sam the Tint Man

845-624-9379


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1999 Trojan 440 Express
2005 Scout 175 Sportfish

MMSI# 338049724




Surly to bed, surly to rise...

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WALSHIE

RO# 2124



Posted - Oct 07 2019 :  14:02:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Mike, I will call him.

Steve - I agree, professional install needed



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Phillbo

RO# 2553

Posted - Oct 07 2019 :  17:24:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Living in Arizona I have all the windows on my truck limo tinted but the truck would still get hot so I had the windshield tinted with a clear UV tint and it greatly reduced the heat in the truck.

Might be a good application for your boat as well.



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Planeguy

RO# 1963



Posted - Oct 07 2019 :  19:56:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Look into ceramic tint which prevents the heat transfer of the sun shining on it. I am planning to do my 41C in the spring.

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PascalG

RO# 12212



Posted - Oct 08 2019 :  09:00:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I ve had a product called V Cool installed on the forward windows of the enclosed FB of the boat i run. It doesn’t affect night vision which is critical but really cuts the heat. Not cheap though

Pascal
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WALSHIE

RO# 2124



Posted - Oct 08 2019 :  09:32:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This "windshield" is not used for viewing, I have no lower helm and it is about 8' up from the cabin floor.

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Audrey II

RO# 30499



Posted - Oct 09 2019 :  03:27:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sam has been around for a very long time I think his son runs the business now, he has done work for several times does good work!

Dave

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easttnboater

RO# 23415

Posted - Oct 09 2019 :  13:49:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If you want clear film get 3M Crystalline.


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PilotError

RO# 13077



Posted - Oct 09 2019 :  16:55:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If you tint the window, would you not still be visible to passers by on the dock when your interior lights are on after dark?




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HOGAN

RO# 3813



Posted - Oct 09 2019 :  16:57:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by PilotError

If you tint the window, would you not still be visible to passers by on the dock when your interior lights are on after dark?





Can't see into my neighbor's boat after he got the tint.


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2005 Scout 175 Sportfish

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PilotError

RO# 13077



Posted - Oct 09 2019 :  17:06:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Interesting. There’s one down the he dock from my power boat that appears tinted in the daylight but is semi transparent in the dark. Perhaps it operates similarly to photogrey glasses.


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Joeshoes

RO# 1967

Posted - Oct 15 2019 :  20:20:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Better be careful.. some years ago I went to hire a guy to tint the windows on a 36 footer.

He told me that it was against the law to tint the front "window" in a boat. Side is OK. Believe that he said it was a CG regulation


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