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    Posted: 18 Sep 2010 at 7:28pm
Perle's getting to the point where the windows are corroding and leaking and the old Gebo squeeze handle hatches are crazed and,  in the case of the fore-hatch,  cracked (Gaffa tape works wonders at keeping the water out!).  I know that it's difficult if not impossible to reliably replace the perspex in the Gebo hatches as you can't get the rubber seals.

I have no time to lavish on the task,  so will need to get someone else to do it.  So,  some questions:

- How much time would this job take?  I appreciate "it depends".
- What sort of price should I expect to pay for the whole job? 
- How much for a new set of windows?
- What's the best hatch replacement?  I've seen some of the modern hatches are cheap and nasty;  I really like solid things!
- Has anyone ever successfully replaced the perspex in a Gebo hatch?
- Who do you recommend?  Perle's in Chatham so at least three days from Lymington.

Thanks,
Glenn
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We can sell you a new set of windows and a new Gebo hatch, because realistically the old one cannot be reglazed.  Contact us at the yard: mail@jeremyrogers.co.uk
 for a spares price list, which will also include approximate yard fitting times.  Not wishing to be too commercial on this forum, I won't give prices here!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote GlennG Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 May 2011 at 2:58pm
I found a guy who's re-glazed the old Gebo hatches,  removed and refurbished the windows.  Just waiting for the last four windows to be fitted this week - the hatches and four smaller windows are excellent.  Not sure of the overall price,  but I'm expecting around £1400 for the whole job - I'll edit this when I get the bill.

www.hadlowmarine.co.uk
01732 851309


Edit: price came in at £1250 for the job. Very pleased.

Edit 2: after a day of sailing with the lee rails under,  very pleased to find everything dry.  First time in years.  Absolutely chuffed to bits with the results!


Edited by GlennG - 07 Jun 2011 at 1:23pm
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Post Options Post Options   Quote waratah912 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Aug 2011 at 12:49pm
Hadlow Marine also offer an excellent mail order service for fastenings and seals, especially useful if you want shorter 2BA machine screws when fitting Jeremy's nice new plastic linings which look great when fitted but not as easy as the leaflet makes out.  (on my 1974 boat, the 4 smallest ones are just too small to fit as designed - even before window reassembly - assume this is some sort of metrication problem??)
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Post Options Post Options   Quote GlennG Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Dec 2012 at 6:20pm
Just thought I'd follow up after the dreadful summer and current weather.

The windows are absolutely fine; no leaks at all. It's really quite dry down below.

I can thoroughly recommend getting the windows re-sealed. It's made a completely new boat out of her.
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Did you/your guy use waterseal tape for fitting the windows to the cabin sides or sealant? I read in Yachting Monthly, May 2005, that Minstrel Boy had its windows refitted with them. Using tapes seems much less messy, but it needs to be as good as sealant too, of course.
Currently, Dolphyn has her 4 cabin windows removed and new ones will be fitted as soon as the weather gets good enough.

I wonder both about the water tightness (it isn't just rain flowing along these windows, it's also green water (if that's the correct term)) and about the windows being flat, but the cabin sides being curved. I mean, wouldn't tape be too much compressed in the middle ant too little at the ends?
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