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Old 13-03-2008, 07:44   #1
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Leaky Windows/pilot house

The latest project is to redo and/or replace large glass windows in my pilot house. 2 of them leak profusely and the rainy season is looming....One window needs replacing - 1.) should I use glass or plastic? 2.) any tips on method? 3.) I have read other posts and see that Sika 295 is ok to use and I can get that here in VZ. Thanks in advance
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Old 13-03-2008, 09:33   #2
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Someone did that to their pilot house recently, maybe a Brewer 46. It was a very in depth article. Google search?
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Which windows are you replacing, side or front? On our pilothouse we have 1/2" Lexan on the fixed side windows and glass (not sure what type) on the front windshields. I like 3M4200 as a sealant.

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I am doing 3 of the side windows..... I am going to replace the poor quality Lexan (?) with glass, I think, as the Lexan has discolored. I don't think I can get 3M here in
Venezuela..... but the Sikaflex is available. Sounds like I need the primer, so back to the tienda I go. My front windows have never leaked, knock on wood.....
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As can be seen from some of our several earlier discussions, Hatches & Portlights (windows) seem to be a popular subject:

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HOW TO HAVE SEXY WINDOWS!?

Techniques to rebed dead lights (windows)

rebedding hatches

Lexan Question

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Sealant for Plexiglass Hatches

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Like I said in this post, Lexan is a poor choice for any outdoor applications. The only material that's going to stand up to the punishment of the wind, waves and rays is cast acrylic.
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