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  1. Tcsteenjr21

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    Hey guys, new to the forum. Just bought a 1985 JC about 6 weeks ago that you will be seeing from time to time on here. Lots of updates planned but one I am going at right away is a windshield wiper. The boat rides great but is a little wet. The wheelhouse has two forward windows, 30” tall by 45” wide and 52” across. Looking to put a pantographic arm on there, not sure what size. Any help appreciated, thanks.
     
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    A’little Wet ‘ is an understatement. I keep a spare motor and blade set on board. But 25kn doesn’t keep me home so I deserve it.
     
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    Both AFI and Vetus make reliable panto-graph wiper systems whose sweeps are easily adjustable and both manufacturers have parking circuits.
     
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    Imtra work great . I now need to add squirt, dry salt and setting sun don’t mix
     
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    Yes the JC can be wet. I just use rain x and one day I will put in a fresh water windshield wash. Nice looking 35 by the way!
     
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    Salt and sun definitely don't make for a pleasant ride. I have a couple of windshield wash systems from autos but can't figure out where to mount the spray nozzles. Any Ideas?
     
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    Thinking up above window pointing down. Might need a little more pressure than you would think?
     
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    I got a 12v electric valve . I’m hooking it up to the fresh water system . Then I don’t need a separate pump or tank.
     
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    Mine are hooked into my fresh water system. Have a 12 v solenoid that opens to let the water out. Love them. Just replaced the solenoid. Not cheap. Imtra is the brand name.
     
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    Got everything needed and will hook up to the FW system. Wondering HOW to attach the spray nozzles. Have an Aluminum frame around windows.
     
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    Thank you! Stay tuned for updates
     
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    Ill look into both, thanks!
     
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    Call IMTRA in New Bedford, 508-995-7000. They can provide you with a style of nozzle that attaches to the wiper arm and a transition fitting thru the windshield.
     
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    Thanks Pequod, that is exactly the info I needed.
     
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    I love spray on the windows
     
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    Come with me, you’ll be in heaven
     
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    Bought 5 of the spray nozzles. Gunna do a couple of my slow, wet Shamrocks. Only thing is the $24 shipping for these nozzles. But what is a guy gunna do.
     
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    Thanks all, I will be sure to check that out. Bought a vetus system going to install it this weekend
     

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