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Windshield for 57 Vagabond 2 17 Feb 2020 14:32 #102161

My 57 Vag windshield had "Taylor Made" branded into it. Can't be sure if it was original to the boat.

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Windshield for 57 Vagabond 2 17 Feb 2020 02:24 #102156

Here is the small emblem that was on either side of the windscreen.

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Windshield for 57 Vagabond 2 17 Feb 2020 02:21 #102155

The windscreen is original to the 1958 Vagabond and it is a Taylormade windscreen. It has a small emblem on each side of the plexiglass.
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Gerg got a Taylor made for his 1958 Vagabond. I believe he had to do a little grinding on the bottom of the windshield where it laid over the center molding on the bow.

www.feathercraft.net/forum/8-restoration...8-vii?start=60#89256
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Windshield for 57 Vagabond 2 10 Feb 2020 21:50 #102003

I am not familiar with this company in Davie but it is near Ft.Laud so I could help with the FC underground railroad.
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Windshield for 57 Vagabond 2 10 Feb 2020 17:08 #101993

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Those prices are a lot more palatable than Taylor Made's. I bet shipping is a killer though. The 59" one listed for a Vagabond would be a bit too wide for my '54, but maybe the later boats are a bit wider. Not clear from the picture but you may need to do the same scribing and fitting as for the Taylor.
I think if I were near FL and could just go pick it up, I'd just bite the bullet and buy one.
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Windshield for 57 Vagabond 2 10 Feb 2020 14:34 #101991

Take a look at this site and scroll down a bit.
I will probably make my own, as I am a cheap kinda guy.

www.updplastics.com/feather-craft-boat-windshields/

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Windshield for 57 Vagabond 2 09 Feb 2020 20:10 #101981

I have the wrap around windshield on my Vagabond. I boat mostly in Cape Cod Bay. Can get a little Windy and rough. Windshield does keep spray off the front seat. Not so good for anybody in the back seat. Will probably remove it when I get to Florida next month. Should be sunny and calm. Right. Although I think Dan could have used one when I rode with him across one of the lakes last year. We took a few waves over the bow.

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VinTin wrote: If I had to have a windshield, I much prefer the two piece flat windshield like you have.




I like the 'old school' look of the 2 piece windshields on older Vags or Runabouts, but for newer Vagabond IIs, SkiBos, or anything with fins, I think they look better with a one piece wraparound ...to my eye anyway. These days though I'm drifting more and more into the no windshield camp.
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Windshield for 57 Vagabond 2 09 Feb 2020 03:08 #101973

There is no frame piece along the bottom of the Taylor Made windshield. Only a gasket. You just remove material along the bottom of the windshield to make it fit the curvature of your deck.

Ferrari13 wrote: The Taylor Made apparently has a frame piece on the bottom so I’m not sure that would work....

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