Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Side Windows loose screws
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You mentioned removing the balsa. So the cabin sides of the SM are cored with balsa as opposed to being just one solid laminate? It would be nice to know the construction since window replacement is on my short list as well. Actually if there is core in there I am going to move it to the top of the list! I used to use cut down allen wrenches shaped and sharpened to form cutting edges (in place of the bent nail) to cut out a core but found a better solution. You can get small saw blades for your dremel and these make core removal fast and you can also use the blades to abrade the inside edges of the glass to give your epoxy a good bond. It’s a bit of a pain but you can extract essentially all of the water that entered the holes by using vacuum. You can use the same basic supplies and set up that is normally used for vacuum bagging, just add a good water separator to protect your pump. It is always better to get the water out before sealing things up if at all possible. Kept completely dry, balsa lasts pretty much forever, good stuff.
I hope that you are having a great time in the Bahamas!
SV Sueño, Maramu #220