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Winecelr 02-10-2011 04:16 PM

O'Day 27 Port Lights

new to sailnet and happy to be aboard.
I have a 27 OD and the windows are leaking. The po did a poor job just caulking the cracks on the ouside. Looks bad and still leaks. Is there any alternative to completely replacing the windows? Its a 1979 boat so cost is a factor.


ccollins0601 02-10-2011 11:47 PM

I took mine apart last summer, scraped out the old caulking, and resealed with butyl tape. Seems to have worked well so far.

Winecelr 02-11-2011 08:37 AM

Was the frame pretty much sound and where did you put the tape?
Inside, outside or everywhere?


rustyballast 02-12-2011 03:47 PM

I too would like to know more about this. I have an O'Day 30 1978 and the frames on the outside appear cracked. I am afraid if I attempt to take apart and replace windows that the frames will fall apart and I will have an additional problem. Right now I have no leaks though.

ccollins0601 02-13-2011 10:13 AM

Yes the frames were sound. I put the tape on the inside and outside frames, and re-used the existing screws to put the frames back together. There was a strip of rubber lining the inside of the windows that I kept in place also. I would have liked to replace it (it's all cracked and dirty) but couldn't find anything suitable.

rogerbw2 05-20-2011 02:00 PM

Window on Oday 27
I have a window from an 78 Oday 27 which I replaced but is in good condition. I will sell for $20. plus shipping if anyone interested.

deniseO30 05-20-2011 07:37 PM

My O30 the ports were made by PYHI and no longer available that I could find. We replaced one with beckson it fit ok but the FG needed just a little trimming.

Winecelr 05-24-2011 08:18 PM

Port light windows
I am interested in the windows. What sort of shape are they in?


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