Coach Window Seal

Oct 18, 2021
3
Hunter 45 CC Boston
Looking to buy a boat that someone tried to repair with sealant and made a mess.

How big of a deal is this to get fixed properly? It is the seam between the center and port side seam.
 

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Feb 21, 2013
3,782
Hunter 46 Point Richmond, CA
Welcome to the forum!!

If it just the window, no big deal..........just remove the remove the window and install a new one. Sughgest requesting a "repair allowance" for a proper window replacement from the Seller.
 
Feb 21, 2013
3,782
Hunter 46 Point Richmond, CA
If this is a frameless acrylic window it will be custom (buy new acrylic lens from a local plastics shop and seal it in place with Dow 795), otherwise if a framed fixed or opening portlight it will likely be a Lewmar and likely available. Do a search on this forum on "portlight replacement" and you will many threads on this subject. Replaced 4 portlights with used BoatLife Life Caulk to seal the frames last week.

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Oct 22, 2014
16,128
CAL 35 Cruiser moored EVERETT WA
Welcome @jim01749 to SBO.

Being able to fix boats allows most of us to enjoy this passion of sailing. Not everyone is cut out to be a DIY owner.

Windows are a 5 on the 10 scale of difficult tasks. Look inside to see if the outside issue caused inside damage to the wood and cushions. If no than the window is straight forward as @sail sfbay identifies.

You may be able to clean the current windows up and the properly reinstall. If the damage is more extensive then rebuilding the frame opening could be involved. You will not know till you get into the project.

An allowance in the cost of the boat is reasonable.