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Old 02-06-2015, 09:25   #1
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Winterizing the windows- plastics or other insulation?

Hello, we are new owners of a 1997 Gemini 34 catamaran. We live in the mid-Atlantic where winters can be snowy and quite cold. The front windows and door window are made of plexiglass with no insulation around the edges. The windows slide up and down and adding a traditional weather stripping may impede their movement.
The boat has a heater and we have another marine heater that will fit under the salon table.

We saw a boat across the marina peeling plastic film off his exterior windows at the beginning of the season. I am familiar with the indoor plastic that you apply to your windows with double sided tape and use a hair dryer to seal up and tighten.
We do not want to wrap the entire boat in white plastic because we still need to get on and off.

Does anyone have information about something like exterior plastic insulating window film, or any other ideas for winter insulation?

Thanks very much!
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Old 02-06-2015, 10:09   #2
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Re: Winterizing the windows- plastics or other insulation?

Down on the lake we would take one of these heat shields people put in their car to protect the dash and cut it to their portal size and simply tape it. There are myriads of new tapes that would work. Like HVAC silver tape.
Cheep easy way to get reflective insulated flexible thermal protection. They cost peanuts at Auto-zone and the like.

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Re: Winterizing the windows- plastics or other insulation?

Reflectrix, roll insulation is available at Lowes and Home Depot. Cut to fit and install either inside or outside your windows.
Also under your mattress.
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