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when the curtains are on it can get pretty warm in summer, but in winter they defrost in pretty short order so there are pros and cons all the way around.


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as far as the tint goes, mine are limo glass which is as dark as it gets. there are different levels of tint and even colors, the bronze really looked good on a 25 northern bay we helped a friend with.

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I tinted my side windows and it helps with the heat in the summer. I don't find them a detriment at night. I feel the tint cuts down on the cross reflections of other lights on shore or from the fleet.
 

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I would agree that the tint makes it harder to see in low light conditions but a definite advantage with regard to being cooler and easier to see in bright light conditions. We have a darker tint on the sides and a very light tint on the front windows to make it easier at night.
 

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Does make it a bit harder to see at night, absolutely with more lights that you're heading towards. But you can split that with an opening window, have the top be tinted and the bottom, stationary section be clear/less tinted.

I just open my window when it becomes necessary and I do quite a bit of night travel. Nothing like following the full moon with tinted windows, very surreal.
 

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Anybody ever tried solar shades? They roll up and down as needed. Metromarine.com sells the ones that we have. They come with hold downs for the bottom. We have 22 windows in the wheelhouse of my tug, and I think it was around $2600 to do them all.
Angled corner windows, roll up from the bottom.
on a down east, they could possibly slap at high speed. They sure are handy.

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Is there a concern with USCG Regs?

For some reason I think I read something about window tint being a problem, was looking online 8-9 years ago. Odds are I misunderstood the material, would not be the first time, or the last time.:rolleyes:
 

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I took advice from MDI and tinted just the side windows. It worked well and didn't affect vision when steaming at night
 

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has anyone on here ever tried wearing sunglasses? the work really good during the day and the bonus is you can just take them off at night....
 

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has anyone on here ever tried wearing sunglasses? the work really good during the day and the bonus is you can just take them off at night....

I wear sunglasses all the time- clear windows on the DMR makes the wheelhouse like a friggin' greenhouse w/ no AC. But we ply the Gulf Stream here- hot water.
 

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Bomon windows installed in my 26' Sisu

Here's a shot of the 2" radius Bomon windows I installed 3 years ago in my 26' Sisu. I ordered them with a green tint which allows the most light transmission. Center (opening) window latches are poorly engineered. No leaks and nothing has broken. Basically very good windows

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