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Old 15-09-2015, 11:56   #1
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Broken Window/Port

I have a 2008 tartan 4400. I recently went out to the boat on the mooring to find a broken window (it's a large window 2'x2') on the mid section of the cabin. It's cracked in a few places all the way through. It's not shattered, but heavily cracked in 4 places all across the window. I would think this should be able to take a rather large impact as an ocean going boat. Any thoughts what could cause this? There's no evidence of anything hitting it at all. Tartan wants to charge $3000 for a replacement window and it's another $1700 to install.
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Re: Broken Window/Port

It was not mounted correctly and the glass has touched the frame. If it's a flat plate a local glass shop could make another.
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Pelican strike?
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Re: Broken Window/Port

Thanks guys. In New England. Unlikely any bird or even person could have done this.

Could the bad mounting have been 7 yrs ago or would it have been recent? I just got he boat in April but I'm not aware of any work being done to that window.
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Tartan wants to charge $3000 for a replacement window and it's another $1700 to install.
They a having a laugh at that price, I would expect at least a nice dinner before getting ******.
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Is it tempered glass? If so, it may have shifted down and the edge of the glass may have touched a point load. Tempered glass is very edge sensitive. A good glass shop should be able to make a replacement for you. Find a good, qualified yard, or do it your self.
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Re: Broken Window/Port

Is this glazing actually glass, or is it some sort of plastic? If glass, what sort... plain, laminated or tempered? And is it flat?

If flat, any glass shop can reproduce it for far less than three grand, and any decent shipwright can do the replacement if you are unwilling to attack it yourself.

I don't think Tartan wants the job!

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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, coyote.
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I don't think it's actually glass. It appears to be some kind of tinted plexiglass. And unfortunately it's slightly concave, like a lens on glasses. Tough to outsource.
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