window track

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window track

Postby kgrove70074 » Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:45 pm

has anyone come up with a source for the three channel window track yet?
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Re: window track

Postby jmonday » Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:22 am

I have the source and tooling price to do either plastic or aluminum we are looking at doing a 37 ft house boat now. If anyone has the need or a suggestion of what the best material would be I would be happy to order a run of either.
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Re: window track

Postby jralbert » Mon Aug 29, 2016 1:25 pm

Sun will quickly wreck plastic and you'll have to re-do. An anodized (if possible) or just painted metal will last and last. I'm sure someone with 3D printing skills can knock out something -- but that's a tall order.
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Re: window track

Postby jmonday » Mon Aug 29, 2016 1:55 pm

Im in northern Ky and have a source to anodize them if we place the order in aluminum. My boat is a 73 and the track is plastic and still doing well. I have a friend who upgraded to the aluminum and the poly track and said he liked the plastic better. I would like to see if we can get enough people to order the fisrt time to help with the tooling cost.
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Lower River rd
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Re: window track

Postby bcassedy » Mon Aug 29, 2016 6:57 pm

I'd be interested. Didn't know the track would be the same width across the spectrum of different boats thru different years.
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Re: window track

Postby kgrove70074 » Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:29 am

Jeff I would order 80' of alum track depending on price. I am just a few miles upriver from you in Aurora. Let me know!
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Re: window track

Postby carl » Tue Aug 30, 2016 3:18 pm

Remember, if you do order a run of aluminum track it would be best if you could supply the manufacturer with a cross-sectional sample of the actual aluminum track out of the Marinette as it is unique. All three slots in the aluminum track have two small returns (6 Total) near the bottom that keep the Poly Glide material captive and secure in the bottom of the track. This extrusion would need to mimic the same shape as the original.
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Re: window track

Postby Brucew633 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 2:49 pm

I have a 1972 28' express and need to replace the window tracks. I want them in aluminum. If anybody can assist me in locating a supplier I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks for any assistance. I reside in southern indiana across from louisville ky.

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Re: window track

Postby jmonday » Tue Sep 13, 2016 3:20 pm

How many feet would you be looking for? I would have to buy new tooling and run a minimum footage to start the new mold.
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Re: window track

Postby Brucew633 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 3:28 pm

What ever it would take to replace all of the tracks. I will measure it and advise. It will probably Thursday before I get a chance to give you a number.