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Old 20-07-2013, 11:31   #1
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Finding Clear Plastic Instrument Flap

Sourcing is maybe the toughest part of maintaining a boat. Anyone have an idea where I can get a square foot of thick, clear plastic to replace this one in my cockpit?
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Old 20-07-2013, 11:49   #2
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Re: Finding clear plastic insrument flap

canvas maker. It's used in dodgers etc. I forget the name of the really thick stuff... maybe they would have a remnant...
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Old 20-07-2013, 12:47   #3
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Sailrite has it I think Strato glass is the heavy stuff
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Old 20-07-2013, 12:51   #4
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Re: Finding clear plastic insrument flap

Any dodger maker will have clear PVC, and in different grades.

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So it doesn't flap in the wind, this stuff is heavy. Heavier than any dodger window. More like the material that hangs across a walk-in refrigerator door. It's 1/4" or maybe even 3/8" thick.
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Re: Finding clear plastic insrument flap

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So it doesn't flap in the wind, this stuff is heavy. Heavier than any dodger window. More like the material that hangs across a walk-in refrigerator door. It's 1/4" or maybe even 3/8" thick.
So, why not use rigid Lucite instead? LIkely better longevity and clarity, easy to come by and cheap as chips.

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Re: Finding clear plastic insrument flap

save the crazed one for tropix--you do n0t want to have clear covers for electronix in tropix.... you, too , will be seeking new ones.......
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