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Sounds like a good plan. But Faster makes a good point about hiding a leak. However, if there is no exposed core, then that is less of an issue.
A 32" piece of plexiglass/acrylic will expand about .013" per 10˚ F or so. Given the temperature range in your neck of the woods, and making allowances for heating due to sunlight during the day, you're probably looking at a bit over an 100˚ temperature range, or a bit more... so say ±.125" overall for each port—assuming that you're installing the ports at a reasonable temperature—so having 0.0625" on each side for expansion should probably cover you.
Originally Posted by jrd22
Thanks Ron, I'll give them a call. Do you think using butyl against the teak and the 795 to make the seal between the SS/Lexan/fiberglas would make sense? It sure would make the clean up on the inside around the teak easy.
SD- the windows are approx. 16"X32" ea.
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