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Had a bridge accident, damaged windshield, hardtop 2600

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Had a bridge accident, damaged windshield, hardtop for a 2600 seaswirl striper, 1997,looking to convert it to a pilothouse, can't find anything on line,need help
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Boat
Expert:  Joe replied 1 year ago.
Hello,
Thank you for allowing me to assist you, my name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist you with your concern today.
A Pilothouse conversion would be nothing more than either finding one used and converting it to fit and mounting it or purchasing one and doing the same with new or building one from scratch which are all common and require a marine fiberglass professional/fabricator to achieve/build. You will not find info on how to do it in terms of exact, what you will find is plenty of places online that have done the conversion some including great write ups, again this is not for someone that is not very experienced, if you took it to a shop that does that type of work they could give you a quote.
To keep it oem, a windshield will be hard to find, one would need to be sourced used or have one of the companies (many listed online) that custom make them to order (very expensive mind you) and they can fabricate a replacement for you.
Keep in mind a budget as both ways will be expensive, converting to a pilothouse will be very expensive.
Another option may be to locate a different windshield and convert it to mount on your console and make it work which can be done, again via a professional fiberglass fabricator.
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