January 13, 2011 at 02:25 #4931
Greetings from The Land Down Under.
I am wondering if anyone can help me with sourcing some Nic 38 alloy window fasteners ? Have a few on my boat that have disolved 🙁
Thanks in advance.
Kind regards, BrentonJanuary 14, 2011 at 15:32 #8371Ollie HoldenParticipant
I have some from when I re-did the windows on Nutmeg. You can buy them from places like http://www.a2a4.co.uk and http://www.seascrew.co.uk. One part was A2 the other A4 stainless – I never found all in A4 unfortunately, but they seem to be holding out OK.
If you only need a few, let me know how many you need and I’ll grab some from the spares box when I’m next on the boat.
OllieJanuary 15, 2011 at 12:14 #8381
Cheers Ollie, Thanks for your reply and your kind offer.
I will go ahead and contact these suppliers you have suggested as it now seems I will be needing more than I initally thought.
Thanks again, most appreciated.
Kind regards, BrentonJanuary 17, 2011 at 16:52 #8411Ronar MParticipant
Last year I removed all the windows in the saloon and foreward cabin of Ronar M and had them resealed. I replaced all the fasteners with stainless ones. The company that refurbed the windows supplied the female part and the male part I got much more cheaply from my local fastener supplier – I got all 150 I needed for about £7. I had previously tried a chandler and found that they would be about £0.30 each. I made sure each was well smeared with jointing compound before they were tightened down. Good luck, TrevorJanuary 17, 2011 at 23:49 #8441
Thanks for your info.
Have decided to go with 3/16″ x 1 1/4″ stainless c/sunk threaded screws + a washer and dome head nut. I have coated these components with barium chromate where the stainless is in contact with the alloy. To seal the windows i have used Sikaflex 291, god help me if i ever need to remove them again, that sika is super sticky stuff! Whilst removing the two aft windows in the saloon i noticed that the cut-outs that where made to accept the window frames were to large at the bottom aft corners. This has resulted in there only being a small sealing surface ( 4mm ) between window frame and cabin sides. My initial problem was water ingress between the window frames and cabin sides, whilst i have detected tiny amounts coming from some of the corroded fasteners, most of the water was coming from these bottom corners. To fix this problem i have simply built up this area with epoxy before refitting, thus creating a more snug fit for the window frame.
Re: Sourcing supplies from Chandler’s…… down here in Oz, when refering to the Chandler’s, sometimes the word Swindlers is used instead. I see you guy’s may have a similar problem.
Thanks again Trevor,
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