Have any of you had to replace a piece of glass on your boats windshield? I have found the glass for customers before but not for a new Taylor Made "Clear Curve" part. GAWD what a pain. They really have you over a barrel. I thought I could save someone a couple bucks and decided to look around. Taylor makes you buy both sides with framing for $750.00. Do they think the glass never breaks? I had heard that they would send you a new piece of glass if you had the part#. Now they say you have to go through a dealer. I stopped in at a few dealers while traveling and they never seem to have anything. One that I had called a few days earlier said he had nothing and when I stopped in and asked at the parts desk the guy said he had a couple sitting in the back. Hows that for customer service. They wouldn't fit the boat anyway. I don't think I'll be calling in for parts anymore. Anyway, I did find a place that will make a new piece of glass and am waiting for a quote. If these guys work out, I think I'm going to rep for them in this area. It just shouldn't be that darn hard and frustrating to find a common part when it's not even discontinued yet.
Dont know what boat or windshield you have,but cant you (if your handy) Buy a piece of Lexon and do it yourself.Lexon is a brand name plastic or whatever the material is, it is expensive,and it can be got in other brand names.I have made snowmobile winshields with it.
Thanks for the info. I am aware of Lexan and have used it in the past. This is for a customer of mine and he wants the glass. I had to finally go to my Lund dealer buddy and pay $750.00 for both sides. Lund wouldn't say why I had to get both sides but that's all you get for a choice. I found out in my quest that a lot of windshield parts are thrown away. If a dealer has to get both sides and only replaces one or has the extra old one; they don't want to take up room for storage. I understand why someone wouldn't want to take up room but that's not very "green" or ecological. Now where can I find about an acre of land for cheap? hmmmm
Even eminent chartered accountants are known, in their capacity as fishermen, blissfully to ignore differences between seven and ten inches, half a pound and two pounds, three fish and a dozen fish. ~ William Sherwood Fox, Silken Lines and Silver Hooks, 1954