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Old 18-12-2016, 05:33   #1
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Cabin Window Slider Replacement

We have a 25 year Cape Dory Trawler. All of the cabin windows stick and slide with great effort.The window tract has a slider which is probably nylon which separates it from the frame. It has worn down and needs to be replaced.
The windows and frames are in decent shape.
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Re: Cabin Window Slider Replacement

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, mri.
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Old 18-12-2016, 07:47   #3
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We have a 25 year Cape Dory Trawler. All of the cabin windows stick and slide with great effort.The window tract has a slider which is probably nylon which separates it from the frame. It has worn down and needs to be replaced.
The windows and frames are in decent shape.
Any ideas?
Any pictures?
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Hopefully I have included 3 pics with this. Difficult to see
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Re: Cabin Window Slider Replacement

Hard to tell from the blackness of it whether it is plastic or like the RV track I've seen around. Can you dig the tracks out?
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Re: Cabin Window Slider Replacement

it is not an unusual piece of material that the window slides on- perhaps it is like an RV window track.

I'm going to remove a window from the inside to see if it is easily removed.

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Great...maybe a few more pics and the people here can point you in the right direction.
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Re: Cabin Window Slider Replacement

JC whitney sells it by the coil
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Re: Cabin Window Slider Replacement

thanks for the tip. Looked at JC Whitney and couldn't find exactly what I was looking for. What would you call it- its not weatherstrip although I will likely replace that also
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Go to a window (glass) shop that repairs or mfr windows. Take a photo or drawing with measurements with you, they should be able to match unless you are in some very isolated bay!!
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Go to a window (glass) shop that repairs or mfr windows. Take a photo or drawing with measurements with you, they should be able to match unless you are in some very isolated bay!!
It's called window track I think.
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Re: Cabin Window Slider Replacement

Please post your experience on removing the windows and what you've found to restore the sliding capability. I'm having to address the same problem with my boat, a 1988 Wilbur 34.
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