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  • UPD Acrylic Windshield

    I was curious if anyone has gone with the acrylic windshield as a replacement? I know I'm going to get a lot of comments about keeping the original, which I like, mine is just too far gone. Not to mention a one price would be nice where I wouldn't have to peer over the metal frame when sitting. Has anyone used UPD? What tint? And did you go with 1/4 or 3/8? I appreciate the info!
    Dustin[br]1985 Mako 224 w/ E-tec 250hp [br]St. Pete, FL[br]

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    We had a new console built for our 211 a few years back, got a new windshield from UDP.

    We chose the clear 3/8" material.

    Very good quality and fit perfect to the dimensions we provided to them.

    2 regrets though...

    - Should have made it about 2" higher...

    - Should have not ordered the "wind curl" or whatever they called the forward facing roll at the top of the windshield, it severely distorts my vision when I need to peer through that area.

    All that considered, I would definitely order from them again!
    1992 211 w/175 OptiMax
    Glen Campbell, Pa.

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    • #3
      UPD fit perfectly but they took like 3 or more months to get me the wind sheild.

      I would opt for the thicker plexi but I don't have a frame.
      1971 Angler 17[br]2000 Johnson 150[br]Miami, Fl

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      • #4
        Appreciate the replies. I did notice they already have the dimensions for the 224 which is a plus. I was curious how much "different" the 3/8 is over the 1/4. Or should i just go with the 3/8 and be done with it?
        Dustin[br]1985 Mako 224 w/ E-tec 250hp [br]St. Pete, FL[br]

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        • #5
          I'm having a company called K&I Creative Plastics local to me here in Jax make one for mine. Hopefully it turns out good. I'll post some pictures when I get it back
          1995 231 Tuppens

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          • #6
            quote:


            Originally posted by 1985Mako224


            Appreciate the replies. I did notice they already have the dimensions for the 224 which is a plus. I was curious how much "different" the 3/8 is over the 1/4. Or should i just go with the 3/8 and be done with it?



            The 3/8" is pretty rigid and you don't really have to worry about people breaking it. I would think 1/4 would flex in the wind and would develop crazing.

            FYI, I learned the hard way. Don't use windex or acetone or any alcohol on the windshield to clean it.
            [br]Michael R. Delgado[br]1972 Mako 22[br]http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=15745[br]1976 Mako 25[br]http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=18013&SearchTerms=mako,25[br]

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            • #7
              Who is UPD? I have a 224 and redoing center console and would like to take a look at their product.

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              • #8
                Who is UPD? I have a 224 and redoing center console and would like to take a look at their product.

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                • #9
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                  Originally posted by tytarheel


                  Who is UPD? I have a 224 and redoing center console and would like to take a look at their product.



                  https://www.updplastics.com/mako-boat-windshields/
                  [br]Michael R. Delgado[br]1972 Mako 22[br]http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=15745[br]1976 Mako 25[br]http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=18013&SearchTerms=mako,25[br]

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                  • #10
                    The attractive part with UPD is they already have the measurements for the 224. I believe GO2ABACO has one and it looks really good! Hoping is more like 3 weeks instead of 3 months since its one they already have numbers for.
                    Dustin[br]1985 Mako 224 w/ E-tec 250hp [br]St. Pete, FL[br]

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                    • #11
                      some people love the look of the metal frame, but on my 241 the previous owner redid it with a tint that you couldn't see shit thru at night. I had plans for replacing that with clear before I sold her

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