- June 13, 2020 at 7:20 pm #12998jimorrParticipant
Am needing to re- calk my wheel house on the 37 nordic.
anyone know what type of caulk I should use?
jim OrrJune 14, 2020 at 4:53 pm #12999jimorrParticipant
Anyone who is considering recaulking , there is an excellent article on Nantoa.
jimJuly 13, 2020 at 6:05 am #13061Eric SteffensenParticipant
I am not sure if you are referring to the pilot house windows. We have a 2002 NT32 and our 3 front windows leaked. We ended up pulling the windows out and re-bedding with butyl tape. Each window was a 3 hour job but it seems to be good. We noticed the windows were set too low in the openings so there was generous overlap of the window frame at the bottoms but not much at the top.August 11, 2020 at 3:23 pm #13120Tom EasterbrookParticipant
My NT 37 has a Brooks mast. My pilothouse to salon deck joint looked like it should be redone. Due to the mast, which had to come down, I decided to fibreglass this joint and be done with it. The mast turned out not to be that bad to deal with (2 people), and the finished job (which I hired out) looks good and I should never have to deal with it again. By the way, the 2 pilothouse rear windows had to come out as well, which for us, turned out to be fairly easy as well (about 1 hour per window total).
If you are going to recaulk, then use Sikaflex 295 UV as it stands up to the sun better than most other caulk. This was recommended by both Nordic and Sikaflex.August 27, 2020 at 10:13 am #13143phelpsakParticipant
My pilothouse is due for a re-seal as well. It does not look real good. I found the article you referenced
I thought it was interesting he used Sikaflex 291 and then topped it with GE Door and Window Silicone. That sounded like a recommendation from Nordic…
Tom, Nordic recommended Sikaflex 295 UV, and never recommended topping it with anything? Topping the sikaflex seems strange and unnecessary.September 2, 2020 at 3:55 pm #13153Tom EasterbrookParticipant
The use of silicone to top, was prior to the UV product being available. Sikaflex recommends the use of their UV product in this application.September 20, 2020 at 8:19 pm #13176David C MorrisParticipant
We removed, cleaned, caulked and reinstalled the center pilot house window assy. today. Ended up shimming the window frame about 1/8 of an inch upward. Hope it stays sealed up.
Dave, Dot & Bailey Jean Puppy
up shimming the windiwOctober 3, 2020 at 8:25 am #13175David C MorrisParticipant
Just pulled, cleaned and recaulked the center pilot house window assembly. We had to “shim” the window frame up about 1/8 of an inch. It was pretty obvious the top right corner of the window was no longer sealed. I used 3M 4000UV. A couple of images are attached.
Cheers Dave, Dot & Bailey Jean Puppy
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