General boating discussion
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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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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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Speed (wind) + gravity will drive water down/off the window.
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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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Heat factor in PH when sunny! Is another.
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Know of a Parker that had it's window blown out. Which way does that tilt?
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Parkers windshields have the normal front slope.
They also open outward from the bottom.
Very pleasant in warm weather.