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Window replacement on RL24
I've recently purchased an RL24 MkIII, and the windows need replacing (cracked). I assume they are the original windows. They are held in place with many small self-tappers, and bedded in a marine silicone (I assume). Being new to RL's I haven't seen others up close to compare, so I don't know if there is a standard way to do this.

Has anyone else tried this? What method did you use?

I was thinking of ditching the screw/silicone method in favour of using one of the current 'bedding/sealing/adhesive' compounds (eg Sika have one especially for this purpose). However, without a recess frame for the window to sit it, I wonder how hard it would be to install.

And is any perspex suitable? Or is there a 'marine' version (isn't there always? :-)

Basically any feedback on this would be much appreciated!

Cheers, Rick rick@writeresults.com.au

Rick Stockman19-Mar-2002    Edit    Delete 
Replacement windows

I have just completely finished refurbishing an RL28 and had leaky, aluminium framed windows as a major problem. I ripped them out and routed the fibreglass edging to give a smooth straight finish. I purchased a full sheet of 9mm tinted perspex and cut a single, full length window for each side. This was siliconed (black) and screwed onto the outside and internally finished off with a stained timber frame into which the screws went. No more leaking windows, more light and clear, non-crazed windows for the first time in many years.

Wil Wiemann4-Jun-2002    Edit    Delete 

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