Originally Posted by simonhantler
I don't have a cat yet, doing my homework at this stage. Some of the production cats I like but wonder if they use glass and if not what the cost would be for replacing all windows to glass. Outremer
45 or 50 and balance 526 are my preference at this stage.
You'd want to use laminated glass, a step up from tempered glass. Expensive and difficult to work
In general, aside from weight and cost, acrylic/polycarbonate windows are preferred for safety
. Less likely to crack from being hit by an errant shackle or who knows what.
I replaced all the port lights in a my boat
a few years ago and the glass is at least 5/16" thick, and the ports
are only 5" x 20". You'd probably go up to 1/2" on big areas of glazing. The weight of that thickness glass on a big cat would be absolutely enormous.