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Old 08-16-2017, 08:53 AM
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I have a 89' Steiger 24' Chesapeake.
The windows on the front do not open which makes it very hot to drive and even when anchored/drifting for fish. Has anyone seen a kit where I can modify this window to open up? Almost all of the newer boats have the front window open.
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I dont know about Steiger but Parker, Judge, Maycraft either use or have used Wynne windows.

http://www.wynneinc.com/

You will have to probably just replace the front windows with opening ones. Call Wynne and find out if they make a size you can use.
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Call Steigercraft. They are in Bellport on Long Island.
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My 07 Steiger has Wynn windows. Outstanding quality product.
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Thanks all. I called Wynne and I am going to send them measurements tonight.
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Hello Long Island Steiger, I dont mean to hijack you're thread, but I have the same boat as you and I'm in New Jersey (the boat was originally from East Islip). I want to do the same thing as you with the front opening windows, and my inside track of my sliding starboard side window is deteriorating. Did you ever get a quote from Wynne? I'm just curious to see what they quoted you. Thanks from one Steiger owner to another!
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My gripe with most pilothouse windshields is not only non-opening, but center mullion which is generally very wide, easily allowing you to miss a kayaker in your path.

I think it's Everglade whose pilothouse windshield is one-piece, but also tilts to allow ventilation.
Shaped like a car windshield. But, you PAY.
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Originally Posted by mpm87 View Post
Hello Long Island Steiger, I dont mean to hijack you're thread, but I have the same boat as you and I'm in New Jersey (the boat was originally from East Islip). I want to do the same thing as you with the front opening windows, and my inside track of my sliding starboard side window is deteriorating. Did you ever get a quote from Wynne? I'm just curious to see what they quoted you. Thanks from one Steiger owner to another!
No, I have not gotten a quote yet. I spoke with them and they wanted the dimension of the cuts. Since I have a 3" trim around the whole window I am not 100% sure where the trim ends and the boat begins. I made this an off season project and will revisit it once the snow comes. These boats are great and I am thrilled with the purchase. Only thing I may have done differently is go with outboards instead of the I/O, but I like the stability of boat with the I/O better.


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My gripe with most pilothouse windshields is not only non-opening, but center mullion which is generally very wide, easily allowing you to miss a kayaker in your path.

I think it's Everglade whose pilothouse windshield is one-piece, but also tilts to allow ventilation.
Shaped like a car windshield. But, you PAY.
You get used to it pretty quick and since the wheel is off center it only blocks a small portion at around 30 degrees port. I bob my head forward or back every once in a while to see. I am mostly concerned with it at night, but I have radar so its not so bad.
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I would instead recommend installing small hatch in the roof that opens facing forward. When open it will scoop air and direct it down onto you and it will be less expensive. Also, the opening front windows on my Steiger were always leaking and the wing nuts would loosen on their own. It was a pain.

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When I built my 42' Chesapeake Bay style boat I used Wynne. Sent them the drawings and actual kraft paper patterns for each window. Everything came back perfect! They needed to know the actual opening sizes, the angles of the windows and the thickness of the material the window was mounted in. They also have several different tints.
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Thanks Long Island, I'm probably going to look into it soon so I'll let you know.I/O's in general are always a problem. The reason I bought mine was because it had a 150hp Evinrude Etec on it with around only 200 hours on it.

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