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Old 09-17-2008, 04:12 PM   #1
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Default Boat Enclosure - Strata Glass or .40mil

Getting ready to pull the trigger to get a new enclosure and not sure what to get. The strata is about $500.00 more. The boat is a Dusky FAC Walkaround. I have seen CC with the side wings and this is what I am thinking for full protection this season.

Is the strata glass truly worth it or not?

Anyone have any pics of CC with the sidewings?
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Old 09-17-2008, 04:18 PM   #2
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EZ2CY
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Old 09-17-2008, 04:27 PM   #3
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Is the EZ2 less or more expensive?
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Old 09-17-2008, 05:20 PM   #4
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Much more but will last 3-4 times longer,
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Old 09-17-2008, 07:01 PM   #5
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EZ2CY will look the same 10 years from now. IMHO, strataglass is not worth it ! There are other 40 mil DP clears that are better.
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Old 09-17-2008, 07:08 PM   #6
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Ditto the EZ2CY. I fish regularly on a 43' Cabo that has it. 8 years old and looks new. Will probably add a grand to the cost of the curtains.
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Old 09-17-2008, 07:14 PM   #7
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it realy is EZ2CY....lol it looks great, like the above guys where saying. even after years, the stuff is thick to. more $ though, well worth it
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Don't be afraid to buy the best...you won't be disappointed.

If you buy second best and are disappointed, you may end up buy twice.

EZ2CY is heavier the Stataglass. It is more difficult to roll up. If you don't have to remove your curtains then EZ2CY is a good choice otherwise Strataglass (which is more flexible) is also a fine choice
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Old 09-17-2008, 11:39 PM   #9
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i wouldn't roll EZ2CY, you would have to lay it flat somewhere.... that would be the down fall to EZ2CY..
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i wouldn't roll EZ2CY, you would have to lay it flat somewhere.... that would be the down fall to EZ2CY..
Can it be hung????
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Old 09-18-2008, 08:26 AM   #11
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like a horse
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Old 09-18-2008, 10:30 AM   #12
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Default Re: Boat Enclosure - Strata Glass or .40mil

you cannot roll EZ2CY. it is not that flexible. for many boats, the ideal is a mix of EZ2CY on the main center panel(s) and good pressed or coated vinyl like strata, crystal clear, etc that can be rolled up on the sides. we had a barret center panel a few years ago and it was too heavy and gave alot of glare and rainbow effect as compared to the EZ2CY.

there is a reason why the flybridge enclosures on probably 80% of the modern convertibles are ez2cy as opposed to barrett or 40mil vinyls.
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Old 09-18-2008, 02:18 PM   #13
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Default Re: Boat Enclosure - Strata Glass or .40mil

Have Strata as a 3/4 enclosure on my Whaler. Been in the sun 4 years and in good condition. The key is Imar protective spray, was a bit ticked that I had to use a special brand to clean and protect the stuff, but the stuff really works. Be careful of scratches, that is where EZ has an upper hand. But, I prefer it to thicker mil Eisenglass all day long. If your curtains are on the outside of the T-top piping, get chaife protection, as the flapping on the tubing will mark it up quick.
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Stay away from Strata, had a few friends use it and they all switched after a couple of years, the factory suggested polishing them, sorry I wax the boat I also don't need to do the plastic as well. Optical clear 40 mil is cost effective, if hard top I would go with EZ.
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Old 09-19-2008, 02:04 PM   #15
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Gotta disagree with all the naysayers of Strata, no way is a 40 mil rolling glass or eisenglass anywhere near as clear or durable as the Strata. The only downside as mentioned earlier are the proprietary cleaner and protector. If you use boat soap or other cleaners on the Strata it will over time ruin the Strata.
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Old 09-19-2008, 05:52 PM   #16
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I had a mix of the 30 mil and Strata on my last boat and enjoyed the ability to have the smile faces in the large Strata panels that roll up rather than having to store them flat someplace. If you clean it with the right stuff, it will be fine and if there is an issue you can polish it out. The 30 mil was tough enough to not worry much about, toss it anywhere.
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