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  • #16
    Paint it, and if anyone starts looking that close poke them on the eye with a sharp stick.

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    • #17
      Aside from a little porosity, the welds looks pretty good. I was hoping to see you get it repaired. Round out the holes in a defined manner to eliminate any risers.

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      • #18
        tmothy, can you tell me how this ended up working out for you? I think this is a common problem with 205 hinges, mine looks kind of similar, at least the split does. I believe this might be what happens when the bottom screw becomes neglected over the years, which increases pressure on the top. Any more pictures of the final fix would be awesome. My first thought was also to inquire with Taylormade or reach out to an aluminum welder also. My whole windshield just needs some refurb. I have a disintegrated base gasket/weather stripping on the bottom, couple of screws missing, split hinge, vinyl screw covers are shrunken, etc. In need of some TLC.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Huckelfin View Post
          tmothy, can you tell me how this ended up working out for you? I think this is a common problem with 205 hinges, mine looks kind of similar, at least the split does. I believe this might be what happens when the bottom screw becomes neglected over the years, which increases pressure on the top. Any more pictures of the final fix would be awesome. My first thought was also to inquire with Taylormade or reach out to an aluminum welder also. My whole windshield just needs some refurb. I have a disintegrated base gasket/weather stripping on the bottom, couple of screws missing, split hinge, vinyl screw covers are shrunken, etc. In need of some TLC.
          We haven't actually been able to reattach it fully, so we're still managing with it not being fully connected unfortunately. As far as I can tell, yeah, it's a fairly common issue with the 205.
          Tim
          2021 Lone Star MasterBash
          Ohio State Engineering - Go Bucks
          1998 MC MariStar 225VRS
          1995 MC ProStar 205
          ISO MC 205V/XStar/X2/X1

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          • #20
            Originally posted by tmothy07 View Post

            We haven't actually been able to reattach it fully, so we're still managing with it not being fully connected unfortunately. As far as I can tell, yeah, it's a fairly common issue with the 205.
            Just in general I think the 205 dash and windshield combo is not the most robust product ever made. Everything on mine is now tight with the appropriate screws on the aluminum cross braces, through bolts on windshield, hinge rewelded and also with supporting screws to help stiffen it, etc. and I am pretty surprised with how much movement there is in the entire drivers helm area with respect to the other side. I saw another thread from a good while back saying that some amount of shaking is pretty characteristic of this vintage. Hope so, to be honest, as I have not seen any cracks or anything like that in my hull. I think it's just the way it is.

            Kind of along the lines of this discussion, I still very much struggled with alignment. It seems that dealerships were the ones to install the windshields back in the day and I have to say that it looks like mine was done on a Friday afternoon. I did everything I could to align it, but it's still just not great.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Huckelfin View Post

              Just in general I think the 205 dash and windshield combo is not the most robust product ever made. Everything on mine is now tight with the appropriate screws on the aluminum cross braces, through bolts on windshield, hinge rewelded and also with supporting screws to help stiffen it, etc. and I am pretty surprised with how much movement there is in the entire drivers helm area with respect to the other side. I saw another thread from a good while back saying that some amount of shaking is pretty characteristic of this vintage. Hope so, to be honest, as I have not seen any cracks or anything like that in my hull. I think it's just the way it is.

              Kind of along the lines of this discussion, I still very much struggled with alignment. It seems that dealerships were the ones to install the windshields back in the day and I have to say that it looks like mine was done on a Friday afternoon. I did everything I could to align it, but it's still just not great.
              Haha, I took mine to my local dealer and they said they couldn't do anything to help me after looking at it, so they must not do it anymore
              Tim
              2021 Lone Star MasterBash
              Ohio State Engineering - Go Bucks
              1998 MC MariStar 225VRS
              1995 MC ProStar 205
              ISO MC 205V/XStar/X2/X1

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              • #22
                Huckelfin I don't know where you are located but when bringing our 205 in for a separate issue (bogging under load) Ace Marine in Austin, TX disassembled and reassembled my windshield for a very fair price. It's solid as a rock now. If you're not down this way, I'd see if you can find a marine shop that works on old inboard/v-drive boats regularly as chances are they've run into this before. Alternatively, the only way to really do it is to completely remove the windshield frame from the boat, put it back together that way, and then reinstall.

                For the record, they also tracked down the bogging issue for me and are great people.
                Tim
                2021 Lone Star MasterBash
                Ohio State Engineering - Go Bucks
                1998 MC MariStar 225VRS
                1995 MC ProStar 205
                ISO MC 205V/XStar/X2/X1

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by tmothy07 View Post
                  Huckelfin I don't know where you are located but when bringing our 205 in for a separate issue (bogging under load) Ace Marine in Austin, TX disassembled and reassembled my windshield for a very fair price. It's solid as a rock now. If you're not down this way, I'd see if you can find a marine shop that works on old inboard/v-drive boats regularly as chances are they've run into this before. Alternatively, the only way to really do it is to completely remove the windshield frame from the boat, put it back together that way, and then reinstall.

                  For the record, they also tracked down the bogging issue for me and are great people.
                  Thanks for the reply. It is not actually my windshield that is not solid, its mostly the dash itself. Although after putting some hours on this boat this summer, I barely even notice it anymore. It is just not as stiff as I expected it to be on the first few times out. On choppy days you can see the movement between the walkthrough and drivers side panels. Before the season started I had the whole windshield off to replace base gasket material, through bolt the screws, and just try to tighten up areas that were let go too long by previous owners. The highlight here being the piano hinge is a bit blown out, not perfectly smooth. I added some nylon washers between the joints to help stiffen it. It helped but still not perfect.

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