Replacement Boat Windows
This 1991 Hatteras was suffering from leaky boat windows. The aluminum frames were corroding therefore contributing to water leaks to the interior of the boat. These leaking boat windows eventually caused water damage to the interior wood. To prevent further boat damage, the owner made the decision to fix the problem once and for all.
So, after 20 years of good service, the time had come to replace the old aluminum boat windows. We removed the aluminum frames, windows and sliding boat windows. They were replaced with fiberglass replacement boat windows. Because the front boat windshield had been fiberglassed in, only the side and rear bulkhead windows were replaced. As you can see in the pictures, the owner changed the color of the frames from black to the same color of the boat. The frames were painted and fixed glass was mounted according to the owner’s specifications of paint color and glass tint.
The owner also requested customization of the side boat windows to produce the appearance of one continuous piece of glass. Where the forward and aft salon windows were once separate windows, the glass now butts together with 1/2″ blind caulk joint in the center. This technique updated the look of the boat windows and the overall boat. Although this technique required a some extra work and expertise, our boat window specialists tackled the job like nobody’s business! As you can see, the result was outstanding.
This Hatteras yacht is now on its way to the Bahamas for a fishing tournament. We wish them the best of luck!
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How to Remove Old Boat Window Frames
As you can see, removing the boat window frames in preparation for your boat restoration project is a very simple process. In some cases, the caulk has hardened over time, so a little extra muscle might be required. Once the caulking has been loosened and the screws are removed, you can begin to loosen the boat window frames by wedging a small pry bar behind the boat window frame. Use care not to scratch the paint on the boat. Although Lookout Boat Window Frames are designed to cover up the previous window frame area by 1/4 inch, that is not a lot of room for error. Once the old boat window frame is removed, carefully strip off the remaining caulk and clean up the edges to a fairly smooth finish.
In the pictures below you can tell that this particular window frame has an arch on one corner. Since we cannot build this window with mitered cuts, we will be custom building this Lookout Boat Window Frame.
Next we will show you how we secured the window opening while the frames are built. This step is optional depending on if you already have your new Lookout Boat Window Frames ready to install.
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