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Old 10-21-2015, 11:07 AM
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Anyone seen semi-rigid polycarbonate used for curtains on center consoles? I've got Stratoglass that has worked very well but I saw polycarbonate used for the same thing and wondered if its an improvement. Front panel can't roll and zip but it can hinge up out of the way.
Old 10-21-2015, 11:18 AM
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not sure if it's polycarbonate, but search EZ2CY. The Boat Gallery shows a bunch of applications including CCs
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I have polycarbonate.
Old 10-21-2015, 12:49 PM
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60 guage Polycarb makes for a good, clean, clear enclosure. Thick enough to polish out scratches season after season.
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EZ2Cy= $$$$
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the upcharge on going from 3 sided Eisenglass to poly on the WW was like $325 or so. It was a no brainer.
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Windshield poly side panels eisenglass so they can get rolled up.
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I'm going with 40 mil cal glass on the front and 30 mil regallite for the side curtains.
Ez2cy is great stuff just too much for my needs.
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Originally Posted by coores14 View Post
I have polycarbonate.
How do you manage the front piece? I roll up and snap my soft enclosure when I trailer. Do you have a way to lift and move the poly front piece out of the way?
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Makralon is another type of polycarbonate material that is used and is not as expensive as EZ2CY. I was referred to use this at a shop in Fernandina Beach.
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Originally Posted by Auburn1 View Post
How do you manage the front piece? I roll up and snap my soft enclosure when I trailer. Do you have a way to lift and move the poly front piece out of the way?
My whole enclosure is basically permanent. I don't trailer so I haven't had to worry about it. I've had it in 20knot winds while running 40mph and no issues.
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Anybody have any experience with PMG Aquaglas? Also a polycarb. It's what our local guy uses.
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For my center console, I got the front and wings made of polycarbonate and the sides and back made of Strataglass..I think the poly for the front is a must. I got mine made from Tom Graham of Graham's Marine Canvas. Their website is GrahamsMarineCanvas.com. He is in New Jersey but he lives in Florida in the winter. I'm not sure if he works while he is down there but he does great work.
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The Boat Gallery shows a bunch of applications including CCs
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+1 for makrolon. awesome stuff.
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I have a makrolon enclosure on my 25 Sea Hunt. Top half folds down on front which is great in the summer. Stamoid for the fabric which is very durable. No holes drilled in fiberglass or the frame. I rarely remove it except to clean the powdercoat takes only e few minutes to remove or install.

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For the 7 non-folding clear canvas panels on my boat, the acrylic EZ2CY I've had on there for about the last 20 yrs. has been an excellent investment.

Ranier Bonded Panels appear to be another excellent choice.
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There are thinner gauges of poly carbonate, 30 and 40 are common. Makrolon 60 and up are the ONLY ones that offer a uv and scratch resistant coating. If taken care of they can last a long time. 30 and 40 can craze or crack anytime. If you don't need to roll windows poly is a great choice, however it is interesting to note that the maker BAYER does not recommend or warranty their product for this application.
Stratoglass is just a vinyl product with a added scratch resistant coating. It may offer a slightly clearer view than Regalite or some of the other brands but does not last any longer in the elements than the others. At almost twice the cost it is hardly worth the benefits if any.

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