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Old 09-22-2020, 07:24 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by Giggitoni View Post

If I were to replace the glass in the center window, like Choices said above, I would remove the strips from the inside of the window frame and remove the glass. The outside is finished and angled. Probably have to carefully drill out bungs to get to the screws.

Hal, 83GB, and Brisyboy,

I bought the piano hinge from McMaster-Carr. Their p/n 1588A731. McMaster-Carr describes it as, “Plastic piano hinge without holes, white, 2” overall width”. They sell the hinge by the foot. I ordered four feet. Cost was $26.36 USD. I could have got by with three feet...but then I wouldn’t have anything to throw away!

The first photo is the finished hinge in place. The second photo shows detail of the hinge itself. The window can only open up about 30* from the closed position. Which is about right because the windshield wipers and horn won’t allow any further.

I used a plastic hinge bedded with butyl tape because it’s easier to work with than stainless steel (drilling holes) and because it occasionally must be removed in order to get larger stuff out of the trying to squeeze a 19”-diameter water heater through an 18”-wide saloon door. Ask me how I know!
Thanks! Looks nice, like the white look....

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Old 10-03-2020, 09:41 PM   #22
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After reading about the piano hinge on the opening window, I looked at my 1990 49 classic. It has a hinge that is continuous with no leak paths. The metal is rolled and the window part slides into the mounting which allows the water to flow to the sides and drains. It does not have a pivot pin of the typical hinge. I could take a picture if any one has interest.

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Old 10-04-2020, 06:54 AM   #23
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A picture would be good
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Old 10-18-2020, 03:28 PM   #24
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Opening Cabin Window continuous Pivot to allow window to open on 1990 Grand Banks 49

The pivot rolls in two cupped tracks rather than than a piano type hinge. The picture is an end view which shows a removable screw which when removed would allow the window frame assembly to slide out. This minimized the leak potential of the basic piano hinge.
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