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Old 03-05-2002
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I''m considering purchasing a Bimini for my 26 ft.sailboat. One option offered is to have a mainsail viewing window installed. This option seems like it would be useful,but how well do they hold up,(a lot of plastic looses it''s clarity in a short time) and would you recommend having one installed. I know this is a small item, but the price of a Bimini is not.If I''m going to spend the money, I would like to do it right the first time.Some helpful experience would be greatly appreciated.Thanks!
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Hi, I have a window in my bimini,and it''s covered by a flap of sunbrella that folds back when I''m using it. That helps extend the life of the plastic.When you do have to replace it,it,s very simple
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Thanks for the response Marc. I hadn''t thought about having a sunbrella flap over the window for when it''s not in use. I will be sure to go that route.
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I have the platic windows and they work fine. You definatly want to have one to see your main. There are several plastic cleaners and waxes that help protect them. A cover is nice too although I don''t have one.
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