Let's talk windows

tomy

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Have diamond seaglaze windows in boat now. In replacing my cabin door, will need 2 smaller windows. Went to H & H to see what my options are. Will probably stick with diamond so they will match. If there are other options. perhaps we can all chirp in here on mfgrs pro/cons?
 

plowin

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I have Wynne windows in my boat Tom. They are all aluminum,safety glass and come tinted or clear. The frames can be had in Clear coat aluminum or black. They offer custom sizes and shapes as long as the corner radius is 3" and you provide them with a cutout template. I have had mine for 15 years and like them a lot. Very affordable, take a look at them online. Mike
 

Helen L

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I'm going with Wynne on my new wheel house. Awesome customer service and the best prices. Not to mention quality. Went with 3/8" safety glass clear for the front and 1/4" laminated gray tint for all the sides.
 

Sailorgp

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When I replaced the (5) wheel house windows in my Sisu, I went with Bomon windows manufactured in Montreal. I needed 2" radius corners and Bomon was the only manufacturer that built windows with that radius. I went with green tinted 1/4" tempered glass. Good windows except for the closing latches on my center opening window which appear to have been designed by Mickey Mouse.
 

hibanx

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When I replaced the (5) wheel house windows in my Sisu, I went with Bomon windows manufactured in Montreal. I needed 2" radius corners and Bomon was the only manufacturer that built windows with that radius. I went with green tinted 1/4" tempered glass. Good windows except for the closing latches on my center opening window which appear to have been designed by Mickey Mouse.
Do you have a picture of your Sisu with the Bomon Windows? I am replacing mine as well and am considering these. How does the front window open, slide or hinged? Thanks.
 

coddock

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My boat has Wynne windows;no complaints.Once in a great while the opening ones leak a bit.Only in certain seas/rain.Customer service is second to none!
It also has a seaglaze wheelhouse sliding door that is incredible.The diamonds are big$$$ though.
 

Sailorgp

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Hibanx, the photo shown above is the best one I have of the windows. The boat is shrink wraped right now so I can't shoot a new photo. The new side windows hadn't been installed when this photo was taken. If you look closely you'll see the center window opens and is hinged at the top. The hardware is generally first rate but the pivoting latches that hold the center window shut are poorly designed. The latches use the glass itself as a bearing when the latches are rotated. I don't care for this arrangement. Bomon sends 1/8" thick neoprene tape to seat the windows when they are installed. None of the windows have leaked. I really like the green tint. It allows more light transmission than other colors. The Sisu has been a real project boat for me but I really like it.
 

Powderpro

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Motion Windows

Do NOT buy Diamond Seaglaze windows. I buy their doors, but not their windows. They make a great product, and no one else makes doors for my use that are cheaper than DSG. But Motion windows are the same quality as DSG (which is very good) and they are priced about 30% less. Motion windows is located in Vancouver, WA. USA and owned locally by a family. DSG is located in BC Canada. Keep your money in the USA. I've bought about 60 windows in the last 2 years from Motion windows, and have nothing but good to say about their product. www.motionwindows.com Jeff is the guy to ask for.
 

mainely boats

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I just bought a set from Motion waiting for delivery...but I didn't see a 30% discount on price. They ran almost the same but it's hard to say because these windows are bigger.
 

hibanx

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Hibanx, the photo shown above is the best one I have of the windows. The boat is shrink wraped right now so I can't shoot a new photo. The new side windows hadn't been installed when this photo was taken. If you look closely you'll see the center window opens and is hinged at the top. The hardware is generally first rate but the pivoting latches that hold the center window shut are poorly designed. The latches use the glass itself as a bearing when the latches are rotated. I don't care for this arrangement. Bomon sends 1/8" thick neoprene tape to seat the windows when they are installed. None of the windows have leaked. I really like the green tint. It allows more light transmission than other colors. The Sisu has been a real project boat for me but I really like it.
They look good, but I see what you mean about the opening window. It looks like a a hatch with dogs.
 

unclefish

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why do people go through all the trouble looking for aluminum framed windows when you can use rubber gasket that when it does goes bad 25 bucks you can replace the rubber. and with a pair plastic window spoons just about anybody can put these in thems selfs. I know if its going to be coast guard approved for so many passangers. every time i see these windows 10 years down the road the look like shit. saltwater and aluminum don't mix. does any of the the window people make a good coated style window so that they don't look like shit 10years down the road but still reinforced not to blow in.
 

F/V First Team

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My windows just so happen to be aluminum framed safety glass that are ten years old, they look fantastic. Black powder coated and everything. Only thing I do special to them is use Windex on them when they get cleaned for the races, every other time I just hose them down and squeegee them off.

I don't exactly baby my boat but I do try to keep it cleaned up most of the time, maybe that is what befalls those windows you see?
 

Stinkpot

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If you're new windows are fixed, go with Wynne to save some$$. But, if they're hinged to open stay away from Wynne and stick with the DSG, trust me...
 

coddock

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If you're new windows are fixed, go with Wynne to save some$$. But, if they're hinged to open stay away from Wynne and stick with the DSG, trust me...
X2...as stated;the opening ones on my boat leak occasionally!
 

neyachts

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Steve Law has been installing Wynne windows in his new SeaWorthys for the past twelve years that he's been producing them. No problems, no complaints, and excellent prices.
 
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bomon windows

Having ordered and installed windows from all the manufacturers that have been discussed. The best by far are the Bomons from Canada. They are by far the strongest and best built and you order directly from the manufacture, unlike Diamond Seaglaze which has 1-2 layers of marketing markups, poor communication and missed deadlines.
 
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