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Q&A: Safety of Large Pilothouse Windows



Member Tim asks [edited for brevity]: I notice you have not mentioned [in this Online Book] the integrity of windows during a knockdown and the possibility of storm covers. (I don’t mean something to fix a broken window afterwards.)

Maybe this not a significant issue for many boats but ours is a pilot house/deck saloon design…I worry that should we get knocked down and smash a window, the volume of water that could enter would be colossal.