Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-17-2012, 01:19 PM   #1
New Member
2000 31' Land Yacht
Fort Erie , Ontario
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 3
ASLY2000 Window Leaks

I have a couple of leaks under window curbside MBR and one behind couch aft of the pilot's door.

It would seem from reading previous posts that the windows need to be removed to repair the leak.

The other issue is to find a source for the damaged interior laminate to match.

Has anyone removed the windows to repair leaks? I am at a loss how to do it. Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

BTW, I had problems posting from my other account (is.chowa) and had to reregister.



s.chowa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2012, 02:00 PM   #2
Rivet Master
DaveFL's Avatar
2000 31' Land Yacht
Central , Florida
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 1,472
Images: 15
Think I remember someone posting window track and plastic cap needed to be cleaned to solve a leak from track overflow, but I don't think it would be the only place a window would leak. Looking at mine, no screws show for disassembly. On my boat they had screws hidden in track under the fuzzy stuff.(shlagal)sp?
Wall cover is thin plywood covered with contact like plastic.

DaveFL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2012, 04:10 PM   #3
New Member
2000 31' Land Yacht
Fort Erie , Ontario
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 3
Dave, thanks for your reply. I had a look at my windows and did not find any screws either. Tried opening the escape window and it seemed stuck. Probably frozen after the rain we had.

Any suggestions for getting the plastic covering material? I will post photos later.

s.chowa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2012, 08:46 PM   #4
4 Rivet Member
gloran's Avatar
1993 33' Land Yacht
Midland , Michigan
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 486
On my windows, there is an inner window trim ring, same size as the window, that serves as a spacer for the wall thickness, with a lip back over the interior wall. It has screws all around the trim ring that screw back into the window to draw the outer window in tight.To remove the window all the screws need to be removed out of this trim. Once window is removed old exterior putty needs to be cleaned off backside of exterior window flange and replaced with new. Rotate the tightening of screws around interior flange until tight when reinstalling. Then trim off excess putty from around window on exterior with plastic putty knife. Wait a week or two preferably warm weather, to see if any more putty comes out and remove.Tape off around window with painters tape, leaving a space of about 1/8"or a little more, but be consistent, between windows edge and tape line.Caulk with high quality acrylic latex caulk, clear or black to match window, tooling with finger to remove excess caulk,leaving a nice even bead around window flange.Your windows might be a little different, but I'm sure you must have a similar flange that holds the window in, and this flange will also have to be removed to access damaged wall paneling.
gloran - 1993 LY MH 33' - Banks System, Steer Safe, IPD front stabilizer, Super Steer - Bell Cranks, Motion Control, Coil
gloran is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2012, 09:16 AM   #5
New Member
2000 31' Land Yacht
Fort Erie , Ontario
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 3
Thanks Gloran for your reply. I will take a closer look at the window again to see if the screws are there. Will try and post some photos later. I see that 92Landyacht is doing a major restore and am interested in his progress.

s.chowa is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fixed Window Construction perryg114 Windows, Doors, Locks & Vents 2 12-06-2011 04:32 AM
Water tank-weep holes-mystery leak(s). Gator113 Fresh Water Systems 9 09-21-2011 02:39 PM
HELP! kitchen window leaks Jcashcollect Windows & Screens 4 06-23-2011 10:41 AM
Rear window leak fixed! Really? I think so. 1964 GlobeTrottin 1960 - 1964 Globetrotter 0 04-30-2011 05:42 AM
Replace missing front window with jalousie? Cruisette Windows & Screens 6 03-31-2011 04:23 PM

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:04 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.