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Windshield wipers retrofit?

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Is it possibe ot retrofit a siper system on a SSI? The dealer says no as the windshild is curved at the edges. Anyone have any experience?

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I don't know how big is your boat and its windshield, but the answer is most likely ... yes, it is possible, not sure if it is feasible b/o retrofit cost.

Our boat is a narrow cruiser, 8'6" beam, its windshield is curved and it has a factory installed motor and wiper. In our case the motor is installed at the bottom of windshield under the deck, and is accessible from the cabin. I've seen the motors mounted on upper frame of the windshield on other boats.

As a side note ... the factory wiper on our boat is 14". I am replacing it with longer arm and 16" wiper. I would go for 18" wiper but the motor is not strong enough. You can see the curved windshield, and the puny 14" wiper on our boat below ... :)

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I would skip the wiper and use a couple of coats of rain x. IMO works way better than wipers and much cheaper.

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