My Lowrance HDS-12 Live multifunction display reflects into the aft-raked windshield, creating a distracting glare both day and night. By the way, that’s why many pilothouse boats have windshields that rake forward and other boats have brows over the dash area—to help eliminate reflected glare from instruments and displays.
I addressed the issue with a visor from BerleyPro, which offers a wide range of thin, vacuum-formed black plastic visors for displays from Humminbird, Garmin, Lowrance, Raymarine and Simrad. The visors also shield displays on open helms from sun glare and rain drizzle. Visor prices range from $39 to $104.
To install the visor, I removed the snap-fit front bezel from the display, then used the supplied stainless-steel hardware to secure the visor. Last, I snapped the bezel back in place, and the reflections are gone. To learn more, visit berleypro.com.