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wakebrdr94

shattered windshield

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wakebrdr94

So I was on my way home from the lake, looked in my rearview, and saw this. Nothing in the boat other than glass. I have no clue what hit it, (if anything) or how it shattered. Anyone have to replace one of these yet? Just curious. On the bright side, I was going to get the windshield tinted, so at least I can have that done at the same time as well

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Bake's Marine

Bummer... Something most likely hit it just right.

I can tell you this, when we replace windshields under warranty we have to destroy them and its crazy how hard i have to hit the glass with a hammer in order for them to break.

Good news is they are super easy to remove and replace. Bummer news, they are cost about $900 a side.

-Paul

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windy1

That is most likely a problem with the origanal instalation. A hit from the front on tempered glass rarely would shatter it but a bad seal allowing the corner to touch the steel frame could shatter it just from road vibration.

in the glass plant I used to work in we would set glass up and throw a baseball at it without braking as long as the corners are padded. one light touch to one corner to a cement floor and it shatters in your hand.

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skyskier

That happened to my Bayliner (whatever!) years ago. The warranty covered it. The factory said the glass was set too tight in the frame and did not allow room for expansion when the glass heated up. It happened to other similar boats that year.

Being in the glass biz, I agree with what windy1 said about tempered glass.

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SkiZilla

I had a rock go through the drivers side glass of our VTX, found it in the drivers seat. Super simple to replace, cost us just under $900 and it took longer to clean up all the glass than it did to swap it out. Sucks though and I feel your pain. As a side note I am now practically religious about covering the boat before towing.

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wakebrdr94

I normally tow rig with a covet to the lake, but leave the cover off towing back to let air flow through and help dry it out. The window it self was shattered, but still intact when ithe noticed it. By the time I made it to an off ramp, the window was blowing out. Should I try this as a warranty claim? I've never had an insurance claim in 10yrs if owning a boat. What do you suggest?

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Sunscape fan

I normally tow rig with a covet to the lake, but leave the cover off towing back to let air flow through and help dry it out. The window it self was shattered, but still intact when ithe noticed it. By the time I made it to an off ramp, the window was blowing out. Should I try this as a warranty claim? I've never had an insurance claim in 10yrs if owning a boat. What do you suggest?

Depends on what your deductible is. If your deductible is 500-700, and a new one is 900, I would say don't bother. You'll probably just end up paying for it when the insurance company increases your premiums. If you don't think the premiums will increase, then ya I'd say you definately have a claim. After all, you didn't cause the damage.

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wakebrdr94

I guess my question is, what are the odds it will be covered under warranty, vs. did something actually hit it. I'm not out to rip off malibu, but if it is a defect, I would like it fixed. If not, then I will have a claim.

Paul,

Is there a way to check whether it was a defect or not?

thanks

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jetskipro550

I guess my question is, what are the odds it will be covered under warranty, vs. did something actually hit it. I'm not out to rip off malibu, but if it is a defect, I would like it fixed. If not, then I will have a claim.

Paul,

Is there a way to check whether it was a defect or not?

thanks

Going to be real hard to get it covered under warranty. Since the glass shattered it's hard to find any evidence of it taking a hit or not.

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