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agoodman 09-06-2010 09:48 AM

need advice port hole replacement
 
I have a 1973 35ft C&C that the portholes leak. I took one of the windows out this weekend and am going to have a local glass shop cut a replacement window to for it. The question i have is that on the back of the old window is some sort of sticky double sided plastic gasket and on the outside is a plastic gasket that goes in between the glass and the aluminum frame. Any ideas where to find replacement gaskets for these old windows or should i just use life seal to put them in place?

JimsCAL 09-06-2010 12:44 PM

Butyl tape might work.

What are you having the windows made out of? I wouldn't use glass, even safety glass. Lexan or plexiglass is most commonly used.

agoodman 09-06-2010 02:41 PM

smoked plexiglass

mitiempo 09-06-2010 03:54 PM

I'd use either butyl or Dow 795 structural silicone.

bruceyp 09-07-2010 02:06 PM

Goodman,
I believe that you are replacing the original windows and the 2 things you mention are;
1. a sticky gasket to hold the plexiglass/ glass in place and
2. A rubber seal to keep water out.
You can order both from:
Robert MacLachlan
South Shore Yachts Inc.
905-468-4340 office
905-658-8454 Cel

Also see my thread about replacing my windows titled, "Yet another window issue... but different."
My only regret was not replacing all of the fixed ports last winter with opening ports.
Bruceyp

agoodman 09-07-2010 02:55 PM

Now that is what i call the power of the internet. Just called them and ordered the gasket and backing. Thanks much Bruceyp

bruceyp 09-08-2010 11:53 AM

Glad to help. Its good to be the Helper, I'm usually the Help-ME.
BP

Annapolisboater 09-27-2010 01:27 PM

seal them in place...gaskets are hard to match...and a little leaks goes a long way to having ur wife insist selling that heap in favor of a chalet in altea spain.

BigZ 09-27-2010 10:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Annapolisboater (Post 648514)
seal them in place...gaskets are hard to match...and a little leaks goes a long way to having ur wife insist selling that heap in favor of a chalet in altea spain.

What's the going price for a chalet in Altea Spain? (Just in case the leaks on the 74 Ranger get too bad.)


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