29218Re: [Michalak] plexiglass windows
- May 10, 2014sikaflex is a great product.Many panel shops use it to hold things together.Only issue i have is it setting in the tube."There is magic in the feel of a paddle and the movement of a canoe, a magic compounded of distance, adventure, solitude, and peace."
-Sigurd OlsonOn Friday, 9 May 2014 10:18 AM, "chrisc@..." <chrisc@...> wrote:
My woods designed catamaran has no "fasteners" holding down the many windows. You can search youtube for "Romany Catamaran" for pictures and video. The designer specified a "lip" under the "wall" of the hull, and cuddy to place the window into. The actual windows are held in place by a product I think is called Sikaflex. It's a black gooey stuff that is like a marine grade calk and has massive gripping power. The company that makes sikaflex apparently has printed specifications on how to mount windows without fasteners.I just wanted to point out there are other ways to mount boat windows. Considering all the work of drilling holes, and mounting fasteners it may be worth a look. Last year I had all the cuddy windows replaced on my cat, and I asked the guy doing the work (boatsmithfl.com). He explained the entire process to me and said "nobody uses hardware to mount windows anymore". He builds many cruising catamarans a year and his work is beautiful. May be worth a try if someone feels like taking the plunge.BTW, I have not seen Nels around any of the boating forums for many months. Does anyone know what is up with him?Chris CurtisS/V Romanycurtisfamilyadventures.wordpress.com
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