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    leaking skylights in head and galley

    I'm tired of resealing these skylights. so tired that I'm thinking of finding a small hatch that I can install their place.
    Has anyone done this? The ones that I've looked at seem awfully expensive.
    Maple Bay Yacht Club
    1990 3288 "Allure" w/150 hino x 2
    2004 Campion 622 fish killing machine "Knucklebuster", 150 yammy 4 stroke

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    Is this what you have? It's about 5x10, maybe smaller. The photo is looking down on the boat.

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    100T MMC 2307794

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      #3
      I resealed from the top, no more leaks. Took minutes.

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        #4
        I got new plexiglass from a local plastic shop and resealed. No more leaks and looks good.
        CapMartin, Montr├®al
        "Belle de Dalhousie"
        1986 3270
        Volvo BB225B

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          #5
          Originally posted by lhighland View Post
          Is this what you have? It's about 5x10, maybe smaller. The photo is looking down on the boat.

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          Yes. That's it. I've re & re'd them a couple times and eventually they start leaking again. I noticed on one boat they had replaced them with an opening vent but Lewmar wants $400 for the one that would work
          Maple Bay Yacht Club
          1990 3288 "Allure" w/150 hino x 2
          2004 Campion 622 fish killing machine "Knucklebuster", 150 yammy 4 stroke

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            #6
            Mine leaked also. No matter which caulk I used, they leaked after a few months. I think that the caulk wouldn't stick properly to the translucent piece. I finally, about 15 years ago, took the translucent piece out, sanded everything, cleaned with acetone or denatured alcohol, then bedded in white 5200. Then have someone stand on the see-thru piece and drill holes for sheet metal screws to go in from the inside of the boat (or, better still, do this beffore you disassemble everything). I used 8 or 10 screws. Probably overkill but I was really tired of working on the skylights. The black trim on the inside covers up the screws. No leaks since I screwed the skylights in place.
            100T MMC 2307794

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