I've resourced some Sikaflex 295 UV as the sealant and I'm wondering if anyone who has carried out this task has any sage guidance to offer on the following:
1. Best tools and techniques to break the existing seal
2. Cleaning compounds for both the perspex and the cockpit moulding
3. How to ensure an even tension around the window when replaced
4. Required spacing between the window and the cockpit moulding and techniques to achieve it
Any advice gratefully appreciated.
Seal 28 Minimosh (66)
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Eagle Boat Windows have been very helpful in the past when I was working on my 31 (Muffin).
They are able to supply everything, tools and materials.
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Thanks very much for your help which is much appreciated.
I think I'm going to take Neil's approach of establishing an even gap using dual sided adhesive foam tape and then to bed the windows on a slightly thicker layer of Sikaflex which I've already purchased. Because the screws seem good I don't plan to replace them at this stage but I'll see if I can get hold of some replacement plastic caps.
I'm expecting the unexpected on this job and will let you know how I get on - I need to wait for a hole in the weather to get started!
I seem to remember that Eagle boats recommend Sikaflex, they would, they supply it. They also say that spacer washers should be used between the cabin side and the window to prevent the layer of Sikaflex being squeezed too thin when the window is secured.
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