New windscreen - which one?

I'm about to replace the perspex in my windscreen. I'm tossing up whether to go clear or stay with tinted. With the new bimini I will have about a 400mm section of clear above the windscreen to see through as well. 95% of my boat use will be in daylight hours. Any advice one way or the other? 

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 Definitely tinted, keep as

Fri, 2020-07-10 12:58

 Definitely tinted, keep as much sun off your dash etc and you.

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Thanks Sea-kem. My only other

Fri, 2020-07-10 23:31

Thanks Sea-kem. My only other boat was clear. Do you find tinted annoying in the dark?

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 Good question Howa, I never

Sat, 2020-07-11 08:50

 Good question Howa, I never really fish in the dark so can't answer that. 

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The way I'm leaning is that

Sat, 2020-07-11 10:25

The way I'm leaning is that with clear, you've always got sunnies if you've got bad glare. But if it's dark you can't make it more visible and dark water (even with good lights) is hard to see at the best of times so tint would make it even worse. 

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 Just replaced my windscreen

Sat, 2020-07-11 17:55

 Just replaced my windscreen , had tint in past and stayed with it. 

Simple fact, clear looks shit, tint looks great. But in all honesty, less heat on dash with tint.

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 Thanks mate.

Sat, 2020-07-11 21:01

 Thanks mate.

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Had Perspex, went toughened glass.....much happier

Sat, 2020-07-11 22:15

 And simply dropped of the old Perspex one and they used it as a template for the replacement.   Then had it treated professionally with a specialist treatment that means it repels water .......clear view no matter how much spray .......would never go back to Perspex 

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 Thanks Sunshine I'll look

Sun, 2020-07-12 21:40

 Thanks Sunshine I'll look into it. 

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You can't beat glass.

Tue, 2020-07-14 07:59

 If it will fit your existing frames, and they are good enough to re-use, of course. But if you stay with plastic, go Lexan ( polycarbonate) rather than perspex. it will cost more, and still scratches, but will age much better.

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+1 for glass  

Tue, 2020-07-14 08:06

+1 for glass