Can anyone point me to a thread or link on how to remove and re-install the plastic (Lexan?) windows on the deck-hatches?
Good hatches are not Lexan
but cast acrylic
. It won't craze or crack and has great strength. That said re glazing can be required after 20 years on the best hatches. If you have cast Al frames with cast acrylic ports
the reglazing should be done with the proper materials. That would include the compound to set the port plus new seals
around the frames. Contacting the company its the best step. You can't just use off the shelf stuff in most cases if the hatches are quality.
if you need to pull the port / hatch
then re-bedding is best with a flexible calk NOT 3M 5200. 5200 is too hard and not flexible enough for a metal port between fiberglass
. There needs to be lots of give and take for that bond to work properly a long time.