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Old 06-08-2016, 02:54 PM
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I would like to have a custom Windscreen made for my 2014 Contender 23 open Center Console and need some advice.

The top of the Center Console is 26 wide by 19 deep . There is a storage box below the hardtop so that the bottom of the TTOP overhead box is 72 inches off the deck and 22 inches above the console. I have a 33' high leaning post seat. I think this is a fairly common set-up. How high, where and at what angle do you suggest for a windshield for best protection from wind and rain (. I am 6'2' and my line of sight is about 3 inches below the Instrument Box when standing and halfway between the box and console when sitting).

Due to a dealer installed custom TTOP an orginal equipment Contender Windshield is not an option.

I have attached some pics .

Any and all advice experience welcome especially as to vendors.
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I would take it to a plastics fab shop. They should be able to build most anything you want if they are good.
Is that the "T" console?
Nice.
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Originally Posted by inkahootz View Post
I would take it to a plastics fab shop. They should be able to build most anything you want if they are good.
Is that the "T" console?
Nice.
Thanks

Not sure what the T is. Thanks for the kind words. It doesn't have the one solid door in front. It is whatever was standard I suppose on the 2014 23 Contender? Some pics Bellisisland took for me before I had it shipped up from SC.
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Love it! That is a beautiful 23!

I've been looking at a lot of 21 and 23 opens lately, seems many describe that console as off the 23T. Not really sure if it is to be honest, but it is 1000% better than the old stock console I had on my '99 23 open.

Good luck on the windshield.
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Thanks for the kind words. I am looking here:

http://www.taylormarine.com/windshie...ndshields.html

and here

http://www.updplastics.com/measuring_a_console_.htm

Still need to determine height. (Don't have a wind tunnel). Can't seem to find a local plastic glass shop that does this.

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There's gotta be some Sign shops around you that work with plastic. They would be able to bend and cut one for you.
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I'm not a big fan of windshields, even on nice days they get spotted with spray. Have you considered an Isenglass wrap instead. On mine, the front rolled down when I didn't want it.
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I didn't have a windshield either....so I just had a 3 piece isenglass wrap made, like the above mentioned.

On the days you need a spray sheild...you got it, so it serves double duty.

Works great !!
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I would definitely look into isinglass instead of the windshield. Much better on them rough days.
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Originally Posted by Sea Snake View Post
I didn't have a windshield either....so I just had a 3 piece isenglass wrap made, like the above mentioned.

On the days you need a spray sheild...you got it, so it serves double duty.

Works great !!
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I would definitely look into isinglass instead of the windshield. Much better on them rough days.
Thanks Just one hour ago that was suggested by my Marina - I never heard of the product and I will get a quote soon! Around here you need to get out of the cold at hi speeds until mid July Thanks Inkahootz and all.
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Originally Posted by DarthBaiter View Post
There's gotta be some Sign shops around you that work with plastic. They would be able to bend and cut one for you.
I am back on this project and willlook for one of these locally.

Originally Posted by inkahootz View Post
I'm not a big fan of windshields, even on nice days they get spotted with spray. Have you considered an Isenglass wrap instead. On mine, the front rolled down when I didn't want it.
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I didn't have a windshield either....so I just had a 3 piece isenglass wrap made, like the above mentioned.

On the days you need a spray sheild...you got it, so it serves double duty.

Works great !!
Originally Posted by Lifegoeson View Post
I would definitely look into isinglass instead of the windshield. Much better on them rough days.
For the Glass wrap, how is it connected to the T-top...screws rivets wrap around or what. I am a bit leary of drilling snaps into the aluminum tubing. Wouldn't there be a possible corrosion or other problems? What did you guys use?

I do not think this is the T console.

Also does thestock windshield give decent protection from weather and wind?

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I echo what the other have said - do a three sided wrap with a zip-out in the front. One of the things I like most is on hot days you get a ton of airflow with out the windshield. In winter you can tuck up behind it for warmth as well.
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Select Plastics in norwalk made a windshield for my whaler.

they do nice work-
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Originally Posted by LI Sound Grunt View Post
I am back on this project and willlook for one of these locally.







For the Glass wrap, how is it connected to the T-top...screws rivets wrap around or what. I am a bit leary of drilling snaps into the aluminum tubing. Wouldn't there be a possible corrosion or other problems? What did you guys use?

I do not think this is the T console.

Also does thestock windshield give decent protection from weather and wind?
The top usually has a rail and the sides are connected with snaps, tef gel IIRC will keep the corrosion from happening.

And yes you have the console that would normally come on a 23t, it was an upgrade that towards the end might have become standard.

Wind protection yes, weather not so much.

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