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Old 01-19-2015, 05:49 PM   #21
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Thank-you Don and Steve and all others for the advice, got back from croatia last night.They qre bomar grey series porthatches.The problem appears to be that the hatches were over tightened and the plastic "catches" that hold the tightening scew down parts are broken. A simple leak because you cant actually close the windows properly.
I' m planning to order some replacements from go2marine and see how we get on.
They measurd 466x217mm and newfoundland metal costs were really high unfortunately as they look terrific.
It poured with rain last saturday and the saloon windows seem to be ok.
I'm getting a cover made for the top deck and we'll see what effect that has.no point in changing windows etc if i cant find the leaks.
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Old 01-24-2015, 07:41 AM   #22
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Thanks for the link. I've just ordered 7 new port hatches, delivery in around 5 weeks. Will record the work done.
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Old 01-24-2015, 10:46 AM   #23
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jbuck...
Glad it worked out and you found what you needed. Next chore is to figure out which sealant / bedding approach to use.
If my memory serves me right I believe Bomar recommended silicone sealant.
Some folks swear by 5200 but I recommend strongly against it as it is PERMANENT!
Here's the 3m Marine Sealant - Adhesive Chart
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Also Compass Marine How To Portlight Install
Most important is the need to remove ALL traces of silicone if that's what was used previously - NOTHING - including silicone will stick to silicone if there is residue.
I haven't used the butyl material Compass Marine used but my brother has used this approach and swears by it.
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Old 01-24-2015, 10:51 AM   #24
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Mr. Ba... VERY good point and caulk/bedding is almost as contentious a topic as (gasp) ancho....Well, you get the point. I wholeheartedly agree NO silicone. NONE, NADA, NEVER, NOT AT ALL, VERBOTEN!!!!! My bedding of choice is Dolfinite.

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Old 01-26-2015, 04:50 PM   #25
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Thanks Steve, very useful links, i'll be returning in may to croatia with the porthatches for 10 days of sanding and fixing. I'm having a cover made for the flybridge to see if It will stop the leaks in the saloon to give me time to find out what needs to be done. I' m also getting a price for covers that will virtually wrap around the whole saloon. Its pretty exposed in the marina and looking at the driving rain on the windows made me think of a cover for all the saloon windows.i jusr need to see what style of attachments they recommend. Any experience with boat cover hooks , buttons etc?
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Old 03-16-2015, 01:10 PM   #26
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Preparing and stripping teak

The boat is slowly being made waterproof.
I'm back from delivering 7 portlights to the boat.
The new winter cover is back on the flying bridge after the 200km per hour bora which hit Split a few weeks ago ripped it off.

A question about stripping teak.
I've started stripping the old teak rails and saloon doors with a heat gun and scraper. It works well but it doesn't come completely off. I then started sanding to get off the remaining patches.
As I sand (80 grit) the dust gets into the teak and colours it so its difficult to see when I've removed the last bits of varnish. I want to sand as little as possible so would like to know when to stop.
What is the best way to then clean the teak before the new finish goes on?
Does anyone have advice to give me on this? I'll be starting this seriously in May when I go back for 8 days.Click image for larger version

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Thanks. Would a new thread be better for these questions?
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Old 03-16-2015, 01:58 PM   #27
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It has 2 x ford lehamns 120hp.
A source of spare parts for these engines is American Diesel. They are based in the east coat of the US but they help worldwide. It is run by Bob Smith, former president of Lehman which marinized these engines.

Bob, his son Brian and others there are very knowledgeable and helpful so feel free to call the for advice: +1 (804) 435-3107 (bobsmithadc@juno.com)

Ten years ago I bought a boat boat with 1979 Ford Lehmans and I replaced all heat exchangers and upgraded various components following their recommendations. I enclose some of their recommendation and spare parts list.

Where will you be cruising this summer?
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Old 03-17-2015, 03:37 AM   #28
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We'll be cruising around hvar in croatia for 2 weeks.
I'm back there in may to continue the teak restoration.
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