I am trying to find out the material used by Jeanneau in the late 1970's for their windows. Was it plexi-glass or Lexan? I have a 1979 Brin de folie, I replaced the windows last fall with plexi-glass, and over the winter they cracked. Does anyone know what Jeanneau used, the windows that were in the boat when I got it were the original windows. They had not cracked, but did have severe crazing.
I've got a 1985 Attalia. I know exactly what you mean about those windows. Can't help you with what material they are, but here's something you can do about poor visibility due to crazing. I had very good results polishing them with TurtleWax buffing compound (make sure it's a buffing compound not a wax). This works great on faded compasses and instruments too.
its too late for that, I have already removed the old and replaced with plexiglass, but maybe I should have used lexan since the plexiglass cracked over the winter??? I sure would like to know what Jeanneau uses on their windows?
Yes it was around the bolts we put in. It has NOT been an especially cold winter, it has been a bit below 0 this year. There is one long window on each side of the boat, about 6 feet long, and yes, both sides did crack around one bolt on each side, so far. I got the boat under protection right now, I built a pole barn to put it in. so it is protected from the snow and rain at this time.
Post by bottleinamessage on Feb 13, 2006 15:18:01 GMT
I just replaced the salon (roof) windows on my 91 SO42.1. The original windows were Plexiglas 3/8" thick. I installed Lexan windows. The original windows we held in with adhesive only and had started to leak. Because they are so long (7') I used 8 fasteners and adhesive when re-installing.