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Old 01-01-2003
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Replacing Windows

I''m looking to replace the cabin windows on my 1978 Islander Bahama 30. The factory originals are white plastic frames with plexiglass. The outside part of the two part frame has been removed by the previous owner and replaced with ABS plastic. Looks horrible. Anyone know of replacements for these large window frames? I''ve been quoted $120 (Can)per window for new custom made aluminum frames but that''s a little (lot) out of range!
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You should be able to get the original factory style windows from Mark Plastics, 369 E. Harrison St., Corona Ca 92897. Phone (909)735-7705. They have the patterns for most if not all of the Islander line.

The $120 per window sounds about right. Look upon it as an investment in your boat. If it looks original, it will bring more money when it comes time to part. The previous owner was trying to save money too and ended up with something less than great.

As I recall, I paid about $130 (US) each for the salon windows on my Islander 36 several years ago. While expensive, in my judgement, they were worth every penney, as they made the boat look so much newer.
The corner radius on some plastic windows is smaller than Aluminum window frames can be bent, so I would be very careful of aluminum frames unless you are sure they will fit the existing opening very closely. Good fitting windows are quite important as a poor fit will usually guarantee leaks. Leaks are bad news...stained woodwork, mildew, damp cushions, etc etc.

Welcome to the joys of boat ownership! Start saving your money!


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Replacing Windows

Be thankful that you can buy frames for only $120 per window. Last year when I was replacing the windows on my Niagara 26 I found that most new windows were outrageous in price. I ended up buying replacements that were original parts from South Shore Yachts in Ontario. These were original aluminum extruded frames that were manufactured in the seventies and warehoused as spare parts. The price was $90 per frame. Add in lexan at $15 per pane and the gaskets at $5.70 per foot and you have my two main cabin windows replaced.

Looks much much better than the plexiglass bolted on from the outside which it replaced.

Have fun!

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