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Cabin Window Upgrade-Alternate

Michael Homsany and Kendra Pinsker

I am completely opposed to large picture windows at sea. The completed work on two of the ports should be visible, in the attached photo. Kendra made a sort of photo essay on the third port.  (See below for photos).   Each port took over 40 man/hours to complete. The timing on this is tough here, as we have 300 inches (7.5 metes) per year (American Samoa). Trying to plan so that the three days needed in a row (the part when the ports are completely open) occurs, with minimum rain takes a lot of elapsed time between ports, esp. with a busy work schedule. The trim and finish work can be done when ever possilble. By the way, the plexy is 1/2 inch (12.5mm) thick.

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Port removed.  Foam core dug out approx. 7/16″.

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Cutting rabbets into teak.

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Fitting in 10 pieces.  Note notches for centre vertical.

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Fitting Pieces

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Before applying 5200 glue (no screws)

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Clamped.  Except for vertical dividers pieces are held in place by the sections interlocking.

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Fitting Plexi
Plexy after bedding

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