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Outlaw
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PostPosted: Jun 14, 2005 2:01 pm    Post subject: DIY Walk thru window Reply with quote

Got tired of the cold wind in the winter and didnt want to spend much...so I did my own. 3/4" U channel from hardware store, 1" felt fabric, 10 stainless screws. Went to glass shop w/ template and they cut out shape. Saved about $100 over buying from boat dealer.
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Wakebrad
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PostPosted: Jun 14, 2005 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice install. Very clean. I wonder if Plexiglas might have been better though. Possibly cheaper
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PostPosted: Jun 14, 2005 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it is plexi. regular glass in that slide in location would shatter. When not in use, my wife made a padded case out of flannel material for it. works great! I found the specs and info on the malibu web site. Entire project cost $53
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PostPosted: Jun 14, 2005 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WHAT????, Great job. Looks nice. How does it work though?
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PostPosted: Jun 14, 2005 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

holy shat...great idea..looks clean and nice..great job.
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Outlaw
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PostPosted: Jun 14, 2005 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vision, what it does is when its butt cold out I slide the plexi in the track (much like a house window) and close the windshield. That blocks out the cold coming into the the back of the boat, then the girls can remove (oh wait, thats another website)...... My buddys Malibu came factory with one, thats where I got the idea to make my own.
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PostPosted: Jun 15, 2005 3:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey WHAT????,

Great thinkin'....


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PostPosted: Jun 15, 2005 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WHAT????, do the malibus come with a removeable one like that or a folding door? We have something like that on our boat but it is a fold away door, and it is great for when it is still cold out. Good job with yours!
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PostPosted: Jun 15, 2005 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My friend has on 01 vlx and it came with it. Pretty much the same setup. His has a bit cleaner job on the plexi itself.
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PostPosted: Jun 15, 2005 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet! I may have to make one of those for my boat!
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PostPosted: Jun 15, 2005 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heres the link with more detailed info. http://www.wakesiderides.com/malibu/viewArticle.php?id=145 if anyone needs more info from how I did it pm me
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