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Old 13-05-2016, 14:57   #16
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Re: Rubber window seals?

These are my former portlights with the rubber "H" gaskets,-



This is the 1" thick hull opening for my portlights,-



These are my portlights that are larger than the oenings and adhered with the 3M VHB tape,-

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Re: Rubber window seals?

I'll post photos after the survey. I thought I took photos, but apparently I can't operate a cell phone camera. I'm going to need to get better at that if I'm going to make my friends and family jealous with my photos of the beach!

Hudson Force, your boat is gorgeous. I really do like the idea of the polymer windows, sealed by adhesive. How do you handle hot weather? Once of the things that I'm a bit worried about, is with only two hatches, and then just the pilot house doors and the stern door, ventilation may well be lacking in the tropics.
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I'll post photos after the survey. I thought I took photos, but apparently I can't operate a cell phone camera. I'm going to need to get better at that if I'm going to make my friends and family jealous with my photos of the beach!

Hudson Force, your boat is gorgeous. I really do like the idea of the polymer windows, sealed by adhesive. How do you handle hot weather? Once of the things that I'm a bit worried about, is with only two hatches, and then just the pilot house doors and the stern door, ventilation may well be lacking in the tropics.
Sometimes my shoal draft will allow me to anchor out of the current and remain facing into the wind for a cooling breeze. I do attach a wind catching funnel over my forward hatch and I use some shade covers over the foredeck. Dry sheets are cooler, so we never allow salt below! All swimsuits and towels and skin exposed to saltwater remain above unless fresh water rinsed. We are adapted to sleeping without cloth coverings.

......and ...... ok, I'll confess. - sometimes we'll run our generator and AC for a couple hours at sunset to cool things from the day's heat!
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