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Hi Hellosailor,
Yes, you're correct on the Lexan grade. I checked the paper on a remaining piece and it says "XL-10". I don't know the difference between "architectural grade" Lexan and "marine grade" (?). LOL - probably the difference is about 3x on the price! My source for materials was a window company here in Key West, not the pirates at West Marine.

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I don't what they'd call "marine grade" and I'm almost afraid to ask. In general "architectural grade" means the stuff they use for roofs and windows, for long-term structural exteriors in buildings that would be specified by an architect, as opposed to whatever you'd buy in the hardware store as "plastic glazing" without giving it much thought.
Maybe somebody just figured out that if they pick one kind and call it "marine grade" it would make shopping simpler for sailors?
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