Mowjo Posted February 16, 2010 Share Posted February 16, 2010 Not what you think but something to check if yours leak, when I bought my Seamaster 813 it had some nasty leaks around the front sloping windows, so the answer I thought was take them all out and re-bed the windows on the whole boat, no more leaks in the sides but I couldn't work out where the water was coming from on the front windows, over the winter I've been checking them every few weeks, and could only put it down to condensation which is pretty bad, at times you could see the water dripping off the corners of the windows, so I've been scratching my head for a cure, today I went to the boat and to my supprise no condensation and everything fairly dry, then it started to spit with rain and the windows started to leak again, as I'd re-bedded them and sealed the indide of the frames with mastic I knew it couldn't be the frames leaking, by this time it was pouring down and I had a steady stream of water, out onto the front of the boat to have a recheck and I noticed a hairline crack in the putty that the glass is bedded into the frame with, I'm thinking that the amount of water coming in couldn't be from such a small crack, having no putty I stuck a small bit of mastic tape over the crack, and to my supprise no more leak, so if your windows leak it may be worth checking the putty/mastic that holds the glass in the frame, it's taken me three months to find this tiny crack, very tiny but I've been pumping out at least a gallon of water every few weeks, at last I have a dry boat, Regards Frank,,,, Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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