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.
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.
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.
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.