Why is the windshield tilted that way

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Tookalook
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Why is the windshield tilted that way

Post by Tookalook » Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:07 pm

I notice that on the high end boats the windshield is tilted inward Why is this ? I see it on ships too?
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Re: Why is the windshield tilted that way

Post by Chaps » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:24 pm

Keeps light rain off the windshield, reduces glare in many situations and provides overhead room to mount electronics (and it looks shippy)
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Re: Why is the windshield tilted that way

Post by Fisherman » Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:07 am

Speed (wind) + gravity will drive water down/off the window.

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Re: Why is the windshield tilted that way

Post by Shark Bait » Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:48 pm

I have been that told one of the main reasons for the "Pilot House" windshield, which is tilted in at the bottom, is if you take a bunch of water over the bow a Pilot House windshield is less likely to be broken. Don't know if this is really true - I have taken a lot of water over our bow with no effect of the windshield.

Another reason - It looks way cool!
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Re: Why is the windshield tilted that way

Post by pjay9 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:16 pm

Heat factor in PH when sunny! Is another.
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Re: Why is the windshield tilted that way

Post by jj225 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:33 pm

Know of a Parker that had it's window blown out. Which way does that tilt?

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Re: Why is the windshield tilted that way

Post by ReelSong » Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:19 pm

It just looks Cool!
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Re: Why is the windshield tilted that way

Post by dave » Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:45 pm

Parkers windshields have the normal front slope.
They also open outward from the bottom.
Very pleasant in warm weather.

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