Front windows on cabin

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EWRice
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Front windows on cabin

Postby EWRice » Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:59 am

I finally pulled my front windows out to reseal them, found the leaks, and cracked one :roll:
Has anyone else had to reseal these windows? What did you use?
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1972 32' Express flybridge
Twin 318s
On board air & prime 920
1963 Thompson Super Sea Lancer
Graymarine 327
1961 Alumacraft 12'
'55 10hp Johnson

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Re: Front windows on cabin

Postby Busia » Mon Apr 24, 2017 3:21 pm

Get the glass and info from a good glass shop. Silicone caulk is good, but you can't paint it.--Ed
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located in Ketchikan, Alaska. Gods country
32 foot Marinette express. (no fly bridge)
twin 350 Crusader (Chev 350) engines
1:1 Borg Warner velvet drive transmissions
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Re: Front windows on cabin

Postby EWRice » Wed May 17, 2017 9:41 pm

A local glass shop was able to make me a new piece of glass. The frame, however, was another issue. The original frame was in rough shape and the anodized finnish was salt damaged with a poor, flaking paint job. I looked all over for replacement material with no luck.

I decided to sandblast all the frames, etch, epoxy prime and finally paint with a white acrylic urethane. This should hold up well. The glass will be set in the frames with clear silicon, then the whole assembly set back in the cabin front with 4200. We will see how it turns out this weekend.
Muskegon Lake
1972 32' Express flybridge
Twin 318s
On board air & prime 920
1963 Thompson Super Sea Lancer
Graymarine 327
1961 Alumacraft 12'
'55 10hp Johnson

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Re: Front windows on cabin

Postby javalin390 » Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:03 pm

Curious to see how your window project turned out. Can you post some pictures?
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1974 37' SedanFlybridge
Twin 360 Chryslers.
Marblehead, Ohio