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If you are looking for a sleeker look - extend the forward part of the lexan to where the cabin top section meets the foredeck - but keep it angled (finer triangle at the forward and larger at the aft). It'll give the illusion of windows and the triangular shape will lend it "stretching the length"...See my avatar photo for what I am talking about...

The box just makes it well look boxy IMHO
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here are all 3. I think I like 3 the best. Any other opinions?
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That should work pretty well.. don't forget to paint the interior side where the sealant will be to hide the sealant from view and give you a nice clean looking edge to the ports.
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AllThumbs, here's a pic of our boat if that helps:

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Contrary to what SD says, if you use a dark-coloured (ie. black) sealant, you don't have to paint anything - the tinted lexan is dark enough that you can't see into it without light behind.

Our windows are around 1/2" smoked lexan covering three cut-outs behind. It's very easy to do - and you can make a companionway storm-board and even sliding hatch from the same stuff.
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Nice boat. Thanks. Oh and I only pay attention to SD about half the time so no worries...
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1/2" lexan ports on an 18' boat... damn..that's a bit overkill.
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yeah, I priced the 1/4" stuff last night. Ouch.
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I am being told by a glass place that lexan only comes in clear and that the smoked stuff in sheets is always plexiglass....Is this true?
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