Toughened or laminated glass for yacht

Toughened or laminated glass for yacht

Post by as.. » Thu, 03 Aug 2006 09:09:33


Hi, I'm am going to be replacing my Lexon windows on my Roberts 37
soon. I want to use glass instead of the existing 3mm polycarbonate.
Anyone know which would be best to use? The laminated glass has a sheet
of plastic between two peices of normal glass I think. I would probibly
use 7-8 mm glass.
Thanks
 
 
 

Toughened or laminated glass for yacht

Post by Denn » Thu, 03 Aug 2006 20:12:39

Get a copy of PASSAGE MAKER magazine... Look in the display ads...
There are marine suppliers of glass that advertise...

denny

Quote:

> Hi, I'm am going to be replacing my Lexon windows on my Roberts 37
> soon. I want to use glass instead of the existing 3mm polycarbonate.
> Anyone know which would be best to use? The laminated glass has a sheet
> of plastic between two peices of normal glass I think. I would probibly
> use 7-8 mm glass.
> Thanks


 
 
 

Toughened or laminated glass for yacht

Post by Rich Hampe » Fri, 04 Aug 2006 05:47:53

Any local glass specialty supply will be able to supply and cut the
laminated glass you need.   There is a special 'problem' with laminated
glass when used in the marine environment ...... the laminate in the
middle of the 'sandwich' will eventually discolor and separate from the
glass.  To prevent this you MUST seal the edges of the glass with an
epoxy, etc. so that the caulk you use does not eventually react with
the center laminate.  Talk to your glass supplier about what they use
to seal the edges.


Quote:

> Hi, I'm am going to be replacing my Lexon windows on my Roberts 37
> soon. I want to use glass instead of the existing 3mm polycarbonate.
> Anyone know which would be best to use? The laminated glass has a sheet
> of plastic between two peices of normal glass I think. I would probibly
> use 7-8 mm glass.
> Thanks


 
 
 

Toughened or laminated glass for yacht

Post by as.. » Fri, 04 Aug 2006 09:21:10

Thanks very much. I have found out on the net that toughened glass
doesn't sound too good as if it does break your left with a hole. I
have emailed Pilkington in New Zealand about their Optilam  and
LamGuard glass and will remember to check about the edges.
Cheers,
asdex
Quote:

> Any local glass specialty supply will be able to supply and cut the
> laminated glass you need.   There is a special 'problem' with laminated
> glass when used in the marine environment ...... the laminate in the
> middle of the 'sandwich' will eventually discolor and separate from the
> glass.  To prevent this you MUST seal the edges of the glass with an
> epoxy, etc. so that the caulk you use does not eventually react with
> the center laminate.  Talk to your glass supplier about what they use
> to seal the edges.