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Old 20-03-2015, 20:39   #1
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Lost Window replacement thread

A few days ago at work I looked up how to install my windows, replacing the old yellow cracked ones.

The thread I found was a guy asking how he should do this same job. One of the replies linked to another thread called something like "How to get sexy windows" or something along those lines.

So I've just spent well over an hour hunting for any of the threads that got me to that thread, or the thread itself. To no avail.

In essence it was showing how to install new windows in my sailboat without screws. Instead using a double sided tape by 3M and a sealant. Thus allowing for a tiny bit of flex.

Does anyone know the thread I'm talking about? It would be great if I could really read it, instead of hunt for it. lol
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Old 20-03-2015, 20:44   #2
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Re: Lost Window replacement thread

How to Have Sexy Windows !?
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Re: Lost Window replacement thread

Ps, the cf search function seems pretty hopeless. Better to type on google
Cruisersforum.com: how to get sexy windows
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Re: Lost Window replacement thread

Thank you SO much!!

I swear I tried every method of wording I could think of, and searched back as far as 15 pages. I just couldn't find it.
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Old 21-03-2015, 09:07   #5
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Re: Lost Window replacement thread

Was this it? Deadlight and Interior Paneling Options - Cruisers & Sailing Forums
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Old 21-03-2015, 09:27   #6
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Re: Lost Window replacement thread

No, it was the "how to get sexy windows" thread.

Thank you though! That does look like it might have something I need later, as well.

My old Peterson has VERY yellow, etched plastic/lexan (whatever) windows. They have the screws all the way around. You can plainly see the glue/sealant installed back in 1976 behind then. Many of the screw holes have crazing. One has a blotch from some sort of chemical spill I suspect (deck looks fine). You can see the gorilla tape I used on them to slow a leak in this pic.

When I bought the boat she already had two sheets of Makrolon, purchased at the outlet in Oakland (near the boat). I just needed to figure out how to cut, edge and drill them (Drilling/counter sinking is not happening now!).

I bought three classic Lewmar 55ST Chromed off Ebay last month for $760 each (Need a fourth).

The boat also came with new opening hatches for the four front "windows". However they are slightly bigger then the original ones. So that is my next investigation.

Chugging right along, even if do live 1K miles away from her right now!
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How about this one" new "sexy" windows
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Re: Lost Window replacement thread

That one is good reinforcement to the first. But it proves that the search here isn't always fabulous.

I read a lot of things and save them. I saved the sexy windows at work, then went home to that pc and was stumped!!
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Re: Lost Window replacement thread

Use the google custom search under the Search button. IMHO it should be at the top of the list instead of the bottom. Many people don't even know its there.
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Re: Lost Window replacement thread

Well, now you've found the thread you wanted, I'd take a look at MainSail's articles on bedding deck hardware. Re-Bedding Deck Hardware With Bed-It Butyl Tape Photo Gallery by Compass Marine How To at pbase.com and here's the link to butyl tape ***Buy Bed-It Butyl Tape*** Photo Gallery by Compass Marine How To at pbase.com

I've been using it and it really works and it's easy to use.

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Re: Lost Window replacement thread

I used the link below as a guide and it worked well.

How to install boat windows and port lights
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