Leaking Windows!

We experienced leaking windows & have just replaced all 12 windows on our Snowgoose 37 Elite with the new aluminium 'clamping' type e.g. they are not through bolted. I have filled all the existing bolt holes before fitting. The windows were made by Technautic Marine, total cost for 6m toughened & tinted glass was circa 1400.

I will post pictures of same if anyone is interested & let you know if they, as I sincerely hope, do not leak!

With regard the cockpit table, I fitted 2 seat posts in the cockpit & just remove the seats when in harbour & fit Teak folding tables with the same seat/table post fitting instead.

Regards

Ian Carlile

 

Please find attached photos of the new windows fitted to 'Moonlight' my Snowgoose 37 Elite. I have been out cruising of late sometimes in dreadful conditions enduring this bloody awful summer, I'm pleased to state the windows have not leaked!

 Ian Carlile

 

 

Gerry & Carolyn White

sent the following information

We got tired of resealing our windows that, ultimately, leaked after removing & recaulking. We used all of the "correct" sealants, which were black & messy.

 
When you think about it, the original window design was doomed from the start - the expansion co-efficient for the materials involved, i.e. the plexiglass, s/s bolts, fiberglass, and outside metal frame, resulted in a lot of contrary movement. 
So, after 7 years of fighting with it, we removed the offending members! We had Diamond Seaglaze in Langley, BC, fabricate aluminum framed windows. The frames are thru-bolted and sealed with 5200. We used 3/8" safety glass in the front & 1/4" in the side. The glazing is held in place using the same
sealant as is used on auto windshields. There is a UV strip over the sealant.
So far, we are leak
free, even after a record 12" of rain in Nov! These windows have also modernized our 1983 Snowgoose.
 

 

 

The following arrived from NZ 31st Dec 2006

Hi Michael,

you could add the following to "Leaking Windows" section:

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Most boat builders are using toughened glass in NZ nowadays. This suits
mostly flat and slightly curved surfaces. I had this priced for my Prout
39, it wasn't cheap but is pretty much permanent fix.
Procedure: Glass is cut to size and edge polished, a UV layer put on the
glass along inside the edge where it will be glued, old windows are removed
and surface prepared, glass is glued into place and left to set.
This method is almost identical to installing  windscreen in cars.
Another plus with toughened glass: because it doesn't craze and damage due
to UV, one never needs to put a UV protective cover(canvas say) on windows
and the boat always looks good.
Most glass companies offer this service, well in New Zealand at least.

Satish Sharma, "Ocean Breezes"
Hi,
 
We experienced leaking windows & have just replaced all 12 windows on our Snowgoose 37 Elite with the new aluminium 'clamping' type e.g. they are not through bolted. I have filled all the existing bolt holes before fitting. The windows were made by Technautic Marine, total cost for 6m toughened & tinted glass was circa 1400.
I will post pictures of same if anyone is interested & let you know if they, as I sincerely hope, do not leak!
 
With regard the cockpit table, I fitted 2 seat posts in the cockpit & just remove the seats when in harbour & fit Teak folding tables with the same seat/table post fitting instead.
 
Regards
 
Ian Carlile

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