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Old 20-03-2011, 02:12   #1
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THATS IT!!! Thats the last time I crack my head on those G%$%@*( Port holes!! Does anyone one know where I can get standard size sliding windows. All I can find are custom made ones. Just want a few small ones approx 400 x 25mm. Boat is steel.
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Hey can I have your opening ones when your done?? PLEASE....
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Old 20-03-2011, 03:57   #3
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Gladly! But need to fill the holes left when I take em out first.
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THATS IT!!! Thats the last time I crack my head on those G%$%@*( Port holes!! Does anyone one know where I can get standard size sliding windows. All I can find are custom made ones. Just want a few small ones approx 400 x 25mm. Boat is steel.
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I agree they can attack from above but have you considered your shins? See posts 7-9 in this thread: Is this a good porthole design?

PS: maybe caravan suppliers might have some sliders to suit...
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Old 20-03-2011, 04:02   #5
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Hence the word "sliding". I like my shins a natural skin colour too. Not black blue and red dribbles.
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Most of the caravan ones are aluminium which I was trying to avoid. Dissimilar metals and all that. I was hoping for poly something or other like what some hatches are made of but that might be a long bow to draw.
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If you can't get poly, maybe a gasket (poly? silicon?) between the alum & steel might be enough to protect. Those two metals aren't too prone to galvanic action anyway.
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Don't tell my heat exchanger that! Last "caretaker" didn't nip up a hose clamp and the HE fell to bits. But there was saltwater involved so I might be able to get away with a gasket.
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Gladly! But need to fill the holes left when I take em out first.
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I have looked at caravan windows myself...Great for caravans BUT not so sure that they are up to the stresses of a boat, and not particularly well built either.

Pity your not in sydney, I could have come and helped in the change over
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I have looked at caravan windows myself...Great for caravans BUT not so sure that they are up to the stresses of a boat, and not particularly well built either.
I agree they wouldn't be up to the five capes but, for harbour and fair weather sailors (90%?), they'll be fine. Most boats are vastly overbuilt for the work they actually do imo. Of course they won't look nautical but, if he can live with that, why not...
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My boats nautical! It has a pointy end at the front and 2 sticky things that point up.
Or it could be a scrapbook tool. Hmmmm.
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