Who would have believed that you could get nearly 5 dry days at the end of October in North Wales.
Today, just as we were finishing the last of the windows light rain just started.
As it was warmer today I took lots of pictures of the process. The condition of the sealant (and how many different attempts had been made to stop leaks) varied. The window openings where we have fitted opening portholes needed to be slightly bigger (with a very tight gap for the bolt holes).
As the cabin top it quite low at the forward end we needed to remove the plywood “ceiling” to get access for the bolts.
This is where the rain started threatening and then began, so few pictures.
Next remove protective film from the window and wipe clean) and from the butyl sheet.
Mark 2 of the bolt holes through the butyl (I used a small drill bit).
Put the window in place and fit all the bolts.
Here is the final look!
We are very pleased with the results and very pleased we have been able to do all 14 windows, at the end of October, while camping on board.
It is looks like every window had leaked at some time. Some were surrounded by soaking wet headlining. Replacing them was the right decision for us. Refurbishing would have taken ages all while water was still getting in. The aft cabin is noticeably drier in a morning with no condensation drips.
Hopefully no more window blog posts 🤣
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