Re: [OMC-Boats] Looking for windshield hold-downs

From: Zach Stanley <zachstanley@...>
Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2008 10:49:33 +0800

we have a 1970 seasport and we have the exact same problem. Since ours is a bow rider I have lashed the top of the windshield to the railing oround the bowrider area. I tto have tried epoxy and had the same result as ethan. At least now ethan knows he can get parts from a seasport as well as an explorer. Looking forward to some feedback.
> ----- riginal Message -----
> From: "Ethan Brodsky" <brodskye@...>
> To: omc-boats@...
> Subject: [OMC-Boats] Looking for windshield hold-downs
> Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2008 20:50:10 -0500 (CDT)
> I've been repairing some of the broken things on my boat and have finally
> decided to tackle the windshield. I've got a '70 Evinrude Explorer and the
> left side of the windshield is loose because plastic "hold-down" block
> is cracked. This is a piece that mounts to the hull with two screws and
> clamps the corner of the windshield in place. Without it, the windshield
> and side glass are free to move and are on the verge of slipping out of
> their moulding and falling out entirely (happened once over the winter
> during a big wind-storm). I tried epoxying the piece together, but it's
> under quite a bit of stress and it cracked again during reassembly.
> Does anyone either have some suggestions for a better adhesive to try
> repairing it, or a source for getting a replacement part? I'm guessing the
> only source will be a boat similar to mine that is being parted out, but
> I'm sure there is one somewhere.
> Here are some photos:
> the bow:
> the broken piece:
> the unbroken right-side one:
> In the last few weeks, I've replaced the back seats, remounted the engine
> compartment front bulkhead (so it doesn't fall into the engine bay in rough
> seas), repaired the "tray" that runs along the side of the hull, and
> cleaned the engine, fuel tank, and hull.
> My big remaining projects are to repair the front seats and seat-back
> pockets (does anyone have a source for the vinyl they use?), fix the
> indicator lights on the dashboard, replace the other half of the steering
> cable (already did the side that snapped this winter), and reinstall the
> fenders on the trailer.
> Ethan
> --
> Ethan Brodsky
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