Somewhere near the beginning of this thread I bored everyone and taxed your brains with the difficulty I had removing by no-longer-sexy windows in order to fit new ones.
That was done.
Maybe you want to know how?
At the boat yard last year I posed the question and out came a tool attached to the resident mechanic
. This produces an oscillating circular motion and it is intended just for this job. Automotive glaziers use it. This can be fitted with a range of 'knives'. It really works!
All four of my 80 cm x 40 cm windows came away!!!
I took my now removed windows to the local acryllic workshop to have my new windows fabricated.
- "Could they do it?"
- "Sure! Come back next week to take delivery"
Did they do it? Yes.
I paid there and then.
I took them to the boat ... disappointment!
They had cut them too narrow: 78.5 cm instead of 80 and the curvature was nowhere near right.
I called and reported my predicament and was well received. They asked me to take them back and they would make me new ones.
To cut a long story short I got new ones a week later.
They were also wrong.
This went on for a month.
After the last time I and also they gave up.
At least they were decent enough to return my money
. Almost all of it.
Then they directed me to another fabricator of acrylic.
This one did not prove any better...
Finally I gave up and refitted the old windows and postponed the exercise for another time.
In the meantime I ordered new windows from the Gib'Sea
agents and am patiently waiting.