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Rory_d

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    Northamptonshire

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  • Occupation
    Paint sprayer - panel beater - welder
  • Boat Name
    Calkiera
  • Boat Location
    Buckinghamshire

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  1. Yep assuming it relates to the place
  2. More uncovered but still no boat name as per reg number but did find some handwritten word in white paint but can only make out a few letters
  3. Actually now you've said that I tho k your right as all the letters have flat edges except that e ! I'm going to scrape the other side of the pothole now and see what I can find!
  4. More writing uncovered. There is no writing either side of IDEB Firstly what on earth is ideb?
  5. I thought perhaps it was just an owners name signwritten on the back of the boat as there is only 2 registered names for my reg number. Perhaps tomorrow I'l scrape some more paint of carefully and see if I can Find any more underneath. Luckily whoever did the blue paint job did a p155 poor job and didn't send the original.paint down so it is coming of relatively easy. Maybe i might find frog opper under there ? The signage I found today appears.to have been done from.new as it's directly at the bottom.of all the layers
  6. Sorry to bring up an old thread but I've still not managed to find much info on it . I did however find some old signwriting on the boat earlier whilst scraping some of the blue paint off. Says Gordon. The first letter was damaged so stripped the other side to confirm it was a g
  7. The lower seals are all perished that seal the lower fixed glass section and there is like has just been said a lot of moss etc in the middle sections, i did however find a bundle of 8 windows that are seven years old on eBay so have just bought them and will just replace all the windows in the boat, theory being that as the windows aren’t that old it should be a piece of cake to find who manufactures them. the seller thinks they are channel glaze or Caldwell’s , the item number is : 202624115205 does anybody know know who makes these ones? If so I will ring tomorrow and get the spares for them then hopefully can get them fitted next week
  8. Luckily the boat is only battened and cellotexed at the moment so if needs must nows the time! I spoke to Caldwell’s today and they have requested pictures of them, they did say that even if they’re not the same as theirs then they could possibly try to see if their seals would fit , hopefully they get back to me tomorrow. as for drain holes there is 2 little holes on the bottom. No sure if their clear tho tbh I must go and look! Channel glaze want over 4.5k to supply me new windows for the boat, I think new seals is my only option now
  9. Il speak to them today and see and if there’s more fab involved il sort it, fully qualified welder by trade, maybe I’m still a bit naive
  10. Has anybody got any experience with Wesley marine windows? been on their site and a like for like alternative for the bathroom albeit twice the width is £130 0dd pound , if they are good windows il just do that and chop them in with my plasma, can’t find any reviews online tho
  11. To be fair the lady I have been dealing with at channel glaze was fantastic, I don’t think I’ve dealt with a company that helpful in a very long time, just a shame that they can’t supply the parts I need. as for Caldwell’s I saw a picture only a few days ago and the same style window did have differences but I can’t find the picture now for love nor money but il ring them anyway tomorrow and try!
  12. I will email seals direct and see if I can post them a small piece off one of mine so they can try and get a close match and do exactly that. I am am awaiting a quote from channel glaze for single and double glazed units so will have to wait and see what they come back with, if it is absolutely needed I will have no choice but to replace
  13. If you look at the second and the fourth photo you can see the rubber insert is totally split in the corners. Thats the seals that need replacing
  14. Evening all! ok so I’ve really been progressing with the boat project the last few weeks and am currently sourcing all leaks to get the boat water right. basically every single window leaks, I’ve spoken to channel glaze and seals direct to no avail! Basically I need to replace the external seal that pushes into the frame that the top hopper window pushes against when it’s closed. channel glaze have told me that there seals don’t fit as mine weren’t manufactured by them and seals direct don’t do a seal that matches my profile. channel glaze have told me that the windows were manufactured by a company called hardall or ardall and they seized trading many years ago. can any body tell me or have any advice or ideas as to what on earth I can do to rescue these windows. ive piled thousands into this boat and really can not afford the expense of replacing the windows. Also do another window issue is the bathroom windows are total pants, they screw in at the top outside then flip outwards yet the seals are totally shot and there is no window casements for them. Thankyou all in advance!
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