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Old 07-13-2012, 09:09 PM   #1
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All, can anyone give me some ideas on resealing windows? First of all they are thirty years old. They leak in the seals and where they are fastened into the walls. I was told that 5200 should not be used and that hopefully it is not on my windows now.
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Old 07-14-2012, 03:24 AM   #2
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There are a variety of bedding compounds which may be used depending upon the material of construction of the hull you're bedding against. 5200 doesn't have enough elasticity for the most part. Silicon-modified polyurethanes do work (Tremco and Sikaflex brands) but aren't terribly UV resistant (must be covered/painted). You can stop by your local marine store for info or check out Jamestown Distributors online since they have quite a bit of educational information on their site.

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Thanks for the help!
Live in indiana currently and boat is in Washington, North Carolina
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Butyl tape - purchase at an RV store. Works better than anything you will find in a marine store and is much less expensive
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Roger, thanks for the butyl caulk idea. Are you connecting to Internet through HAM/ SSB or satelite?
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Roger, thanks for the butyl caulk idea. Are you connecting to Internet through HAM/ SSB or satelite?
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I am currently in port in Cascais, Portugal and using WiFi. BTW this is a very beautiful place.
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