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chrisnorem

Wisconsin Window Tint Law For Boats?

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chrisnorem

Anyone specifically aware if I can tint the windshield on my boat used in Wisconsin? I can't find anything specific to a boat. What I read for a car would suggest I can't but this is not a car. Maybe I am missing it. Thanks.

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wdr

Look under the USCG regs. I have not specifically seen this addressed in the USCG or TN regs in my case and strongly suspect that it will end up being a judgement call for the LE person involved. I would bet it would be added on to some other boating infraction and will have the words "careless and imprudent operation and or poses a navigational hazard" listed as an additional the offense. Navigational hazards cover a lot of ground and is mentioned frequently in the USCG regs.

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ibelonginprison

Never heard of a tint ticket for a boat. I will say, that most people that go 20% or darker are like "it looks awesome..... buuuut, I can't see anything, especially at night."

You see what I'm sayin'?

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Wakesetter67

I think the main reason for the window tint law was so Police could see inside a vehicle, Which as we no does not apply to a boat, Furthermore you can use the skin cancer clause, although you might need a doctors slip, I would not worry about it, Most have no clue if that was factory or not...

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RedOwl

Anyone specifically aware if I can tint the windshield on my boat used in Wisconsin? I can't find anything specific to a boat. What I read for a car would suggest I can't but this is not a car. Maybe I am missing it. Thanks.

If not expressly prohibited, you should be fine.

However, if you want to cross your T's and dot your lowercase J's, I would email Roy Zellmer ([email protected]) and ask him. Roy is a/the boating law administrator for WI.

*EDIT*

I can get you Roy's phone number as well if you prefer to go that route - just shoot me a PM.

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RedOwl
Just a follow up:


I spoke with Wisconsin's Chief Warden Administrator earlier in the week and she confirmed that there are NO statutes, restrictions or regulations pertaining to tinting a boat's windshield. Prior to getting back to me she actually spoke w/ multiple wardens around the state and confirmed that none of them have ever written a ticket for window tinting.


As a warden, she went on to say that she would hope a person exercises good judgement when having it applied and to make sure it didn't impair their driving abilities and awareness of surroundings.

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