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
If you've got short, stubby fingers and wear reading glasses, any relaxation you would normally derive from fly fishing is completely eliminated when you try to tie on a fly. ~ Jack Ohman, Fear of Fly Fishing, 1988