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Old 05-13-2016, 08:42 AM   #1
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Port & Starboard front windows on 400 Mainship

Does anyone have any advice on taking glass off to rebed or reseal them?
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Old 05-13-2016, 10:00 AM   #2
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Assuming the window are wood framed...

Years ago I used regular window putty when replacing the safety glass in the two front windows on the little lifeboat conversion... plan on doing the same replacement on Satori too - in the not too distant future...

Pending other advice I intend to go back with with a full and quality bedding of Dap 33 putty...

Perhaps the butyl tape would be another guaranteed seal - but not as easy as putty to work with...

If you do use putty - might want to watch a video on the backbedding and front bedding before remounting the stops to guarantee 100% fill of the void.

Also helps to have a suction cup to help hold the glass panel when directing it into place - rather than trying to get your fingers off the edge as you finish laying in the glass.
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