Glazing Over, Part 1

Having looked through the watery lenses of both my eyes and glasses for the past few days, we are now looking at glazing from another point of view.
How to double glaze the boat.

Bit of a toughie that one, bearing in mind that our windows are on a slant, have angled brackets for the opening bits and in an aluminium frame which is set into what is basically a tin can.
Talking with other boaters recently, we have been pondering, and pricing, a few ideas.

Replacement windows:
Yeah right. It would probably cost more than the house because of the ‘specialist’ job.
We have already learned that by adding the word ‘boat’ to a purchase seems to double the price and halve the merchandise.

Heat seal:
You can buy kits to cover your window with something akin to clingfilm, then using a hairdryer, melt it into position.
That’s OK for a one time fix, and if you never intend to open said windows ever again.

Secondary glazing:
putting into place an inner frame and glass, thus having the advantage of being able to open the windows.
For a professional firm to do this ‘prettily’, it would cost the earth. The only earth we have is the dirt on our shoes.

So, today we are going to put Plan A into action.
We are doing a combination of a seal and secondary glazing, but something that can be removed and stored in the summer.

For once, the sun is out and it’s a warm day, around 18 degrees.
Just right for cutting a large piece of plastic .

I’ll be back later this evening to let you know how we got on.

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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