So, like seemingly ever other old post owner, I've been battling leaky salon windows since I bought the boat. I've read all of the threads about it. Multiple times. It's a project I had been putting patches on just to get by while I sorted out other projects on the boat. The starboard window in particular kept getting worse, to the point where I am forced to address it properly. I'm pretty much done all the demo. I hate using the word "demo" when talking about the boat, but really that is what it was. The Mahogany 2x3's supporting the windows from below were far too rotten to be salvageable. Getting the support frames separated from the boat required a lot of crowbars, rubber mallets, wedges and various power tools to break away from the boat along with the 30 year old dolphinite holding it all together. A lot of the wood towards the top just shredded. I was pretty shocked by how bad it was. I'm going to have a local glass company make me new 1/4" laminated glass windows. My plan is to go with two pieces (fixed) for each side and set them all on one track all the way out, like the forward glass was originally. Here's my question for the group... What material should I use to rebuild the window frames. I'm interested in hearing the pro's and cons of the different options. Right now I'm leaning towards 1x3" Coosa board. I won't have to worry about it rotting again, and 1" starboard is 3 times the price. I'm also leaning towards exact rerplacements of the the window tracks. Beckson has them, and I think barbour plastics does as well. What about just going with traditional wood? I could laminate marine ply to my desired thickness and epoxy it to seal it. I could source some mahogany locally somewhere (probably). What would my cheapest option be? What would my best option be? Any other types of wood i should consider? What about the tracks? Now that I'm going with fixed, is there a better option than the plastic 1/4" U channel? This is a job I am only going to do once, so I want to do it right. However, if price was never an issue, I'd have a much newer 50 instead of my 1981 42! All comments and thoughts are welcome!