Gizmo update, careful with the wipers!

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now pleased to have Ben Stein as a very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Please don't regard him as an "expert"; he's getting quite old and thinks that "fadiddling fumble-putz" is a more accurate description.

3 Responses

  1. Enzo says:

    That may also happen to your auto windshield, should you try to change the wiper blades there in a similar fashion.

  2. Chris says:

    Sounds like you have tempered glass instead of laminated glass – the side windows in your car are designed to break into little pieces that can’t hurt you as badly, but the windshield has the plastic layer that keeps it from collapsing when broken.
    The tempered glass is stronger initially, but prone to doing what yours did with a big enough impact, while the laminated glass can take impacts (think of how many rock stars your auto windshield has gotten without shattering) and keep the damage localized.
    I would think that you would want the laminated glass in that application to have some residual strength.

  3. yacht371 says:

    Congratulations on your association with Cruising World, although I suppose it is old news by now.
    It is interesting to see your rather complex set of marine electronics all networked together. I’m developing a “glass cockpit” application for sailboats using NMEA data. I need beta testers. Have a look at Thanks.

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