How to Replace the Windshield on a Boat

Boat windshields come in many sizes and styles. Some are single windshields, while others consist of two side windshields with a movable one in the center. Save money by buying a new windshield and doing the installation yourself. The project should not take much longer than an hour.

Step 1

Remove the plastic screw caps by prying them out with the flat-edge of a small screwdriver. Underneath the screw caps are the screws that hold the windshield in place on your boat. Put the plastic screw caps into a small container. You will need them later.

Step 2

Remove the screws with a Phillips screwdriver. Place them into another small container. You will need them to install the new windshield.

Step 3

Lift the old windshield off, and remove it from the boat.

Step 4

Install the new windshield. Place the new windshield where the old one was located. Line up the screw holes, located on the bottom of the windshield, with those on your boat.

Step 5

Place a grommet onto each screw. The grommets will come with your new windshield. Place the screw at the hole, and turn them in with the screwdriver. Be sure the screws go in straight. Crooked screws could ruin your windshield.

Step 6

Replace the plastic screw caps over each screw.


About the Author

Gail Delaney is a writer in South Dakota and has articles published online at various websites. She is the garden editor for BellaOnline, with years of gardening experience. Being the caretaker of her parents led her in the direction of medical issues, especially natural remedies.