43 has 4 large fixed ports
(windows) on the cabin
house. We are doing a refit
and when removing them for rebedding into the fiberglass
, I decided to try to clean them up.
These are odd shaped parallelogram shaped ports
frames. Once removed i laid it flat and poured water
onto the glass and watched it leak out where the spline around the glass was joined.
Has anyone ever taken the glass (not Lexan) out of an aluminum
frame and if so, how did you seal the glass back into the outer aluminum frame before bedding it back into the boat?
I a thinking of taking the outer frame apart, removing the glass, cleaning
the glass and then sanding/polishing the aluminum frames to remove some of the obvious 30+ years of use. The big question is going to be if I can get the rubber spline material to put the glass back in. If not, I may have to use silicone or Dow 795.
I am interested in any comments from your experience or even thoughts of how you might handle this.