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Discussion in 'Post Yacht' started by Post Time 78, Apr 27, 2010.

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  1. Post Time 78

    Post Time 78 New Member

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    I’m the owner of a 1978 ’42 Post and am new to this forum. My port and starboard salon window tracks are in disrepair. I was thinking of taking the windows out, using West System to make the area waterproof, then installing new tracks (if that is what they are called). I don’t know where to buying the track material and also wonder if it is a good time to upgrade the boat to a more modern fixed window solution. I would really appreciate any information Post owners may supply to help me repair or replace my windows.
  2. chesapeake46

    chesapeake46 Senior Member

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    Hi Post Time,

    I bought my Post many years ago.
    The first thing I did was remove the side windows.
    There was one small area on each side of the boat that was " punky"
    I repaired the areas and west systemed the entire track area.
    I WISH I had gone to the sealed window assembly right then and there.
    I think you will not regret it if you do the sealed window while you've got it apart.
    I had my glass tinted which was a good move.
    It made the boat look 10 yrs newer and keeps the inside cooler too.
    The tint was worth it.
    Good luck.
  3. Post Time 78

    Post Time 78 New Member

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    Thanks for responding. Do you know where I can find a sealed window assembly and the approximate cost?
  4. midocean

    midocean New Member

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    Windows

    We replaced the windows on our 47' with acrylic 3/8 dark smoke. They are secured in place and can't be opened. thats ok with us.. Try peidmont plastics... they have locations all around the u. s.
  5. 48 Sportfish

    48 Sportfish New Member

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    Call a man named Chuck @ Waterway Systems in Sarasota Fla. I just replace all my sliding side windows with tempered Gray Light 14 glass. Boat looks 10 years newer and keeps the inside cooler and no more leaking. He was the best I could find and did a jam up job...Highly recomend him.
    http://www.waterwaysystems.com/

    Bryan

    Call if you want to discuss...
    478-737-0003
  6. Post Time 78

    Post Time 78 New Member

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    Thanks for the info. I give you a call tomorrow.
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    Post Time 78 New Member

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    Bryan,

    I talked to Chuck at Waterway Systems and he provided me with a lot of good information. Do you have any photos of the windows that you would share?

    Thanks
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    POSTMAN 87-02 New Member

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    Any pics????
  9. Ricochet

    Ricochet New Member

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    Post windows

    How does one remove the panels without breaking the glass ... is there some kind of suction tool to safely extract (lift out) each window panel ?
  10. chesapeake46

    chesapeake46 Senior Member

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    My windows were in a set of three on each and I used my hands.