Arrrgh! Not More Window Stuff!
Yeah, yeah, yeah - I know it's a popular subject, but I have searched the archives and can't really find what I'm looking for. My '87 Taiwanese trawler has what I think are typical windows for the vintage, but due to some cracked glass and some safety glass delamination, they need replacing. I have had minimal leakage, so the interior window trim is in pretty nice condition and could be revived with a good sanding and some varnish. However -- if I replace with aluminum-framed windows, do I need to get rid of the interior trim as well? There are no plugs visible in the interior trim, so have they been attached from the outside (i.e. exterior trim screwed through the bulkhead into the interior trim)? If I remove the exterior trim and the glass (fixed window), is the bulkhead an appropriate thickness for the extruded aluminum window frame to sit in there, up against the interior trim?
If someone has done this already, and is sado-masochistic enough to have taken pictures, could you please share?