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Nehalennia
05-14-2010, 08:28 AM
Has anyone here replaced their windshield gasketing? There is the channel around the base of the windshield that has a black (I assume neoprene) gasket inset over the mounting screws. Mine was either installed poorly or more likely has shrunk in the last 10 years. I was looking to see if any of you have done it, where you got your seal, which seal it was and any other pertinent info.
I did find this:
http://www.taylormarine.com/hardware/screwcover.html

Thanks.

cruiser
05-14-2010, 08:35 AM
I called Taylor Made directly and they were able to tell me how much I needed and the style to use. I had the foam originally and replaced it with the newer rubber gasket material.
Fit perfectly, and I think it was around $90.
The person I dealt with was very helpful..

Nehalennia
05-14-2010, 08:46 AM
I called Taylor Made directly and they were able to tell me how much I needed and the style to use. I had the foam originally and replaced it with the newer rubber gasket material.
Fit perfectly, and I think it was around $90.
The person I dealt with was very helpful..

Thanks. I think I'll do that. Simple enough.

Pietro
05-14-2010, 09:18 AM
Thanks. I think I'll do that. Simple enough.

Quite simple!!! ...I did it also, even I :grin:

ImpulseIII
05-14-2010, 10:44 AM
Todd, did it several years ago. Got the material from Taylor Made. Expensive but worth it.

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Nehalennia
05-14-2010, 11:06 AM
Thanks guys.

The Bill Collector
05-14-2010, 11:10 AM
Todd, I just bought enough to fill the ends where it had shrunk and pulled away.

SCORPIO
05-14-2010, 07:25 PM
I think what you are describing is called "screw cover" and Taylor has it. Easy install.

quality time
05-14-2010, 09:25 PM
Not sure how somebody got it for $90. I replaced mine last year and it was almost $200 if I recall. Taylor charges some ridiculous handling charge of $50 or something like that...

Uplate
05-14-2010, 09:44 PM
From a similar thread in March:

"I replaced mine last summer. I called Taylor and told them what year and model I had and they quickly sorted out what I needed and how much.

I bought 34' for $125 +$15 shipping +$25 Handling fee.

Was an easy install. Mine had the old foam type screw gasket so it is nice to have new rubber in there.

Taylor Made systems
518-773-0636

shdw134
05-16-2010, 01:02 AM
Just got the new rubber put in the channel. Bought it from american marine parts and it was $65

tdschafer
05-16-2010, 07:38 PM
Just got the new rubber put in the channel. Bought it from american marine parts and it was $65

How did you know which gasket to buy and what color did you get? Is it rubber or vinyl? Todd

Dancin Dave
05-17-2010, 04:38 PM
Todd, got mine from Taylor made also. After removal I cleaned the screw head area with simple green, then I pulled all the screws one at a time applied silicone in the hole and on the screw threads and reinserted screw. If you have the gasket off you should do this, water does sit in that channel even with the gasket.

Nehalennia
05-17-2010, 05:40 PM
Todd, got mine from Taylor made also. After removal I cleaned the screw head area with simple green, then I pulled all the screws one at a time applied silicone in the hole and on the screw threads and reinserted screw. If you have the gasket off you should do this, water does sit in that channel even with the gasket.

Good idea. I will do that for sure. Did you have to buy about a mile of the stuff?

Sparty
05-17-2010, 07:44 PM
I just fixed the forward Taylor hatch on my 1990 390 EC. I removed the old gasket material from the hatch lid, cleaned the residual sticky material and applied the new gasket. It was simple and easy. The material was expensive because of the items noted in the previous posts...$25 handling and $10 shipping on a $32 order. Ouch! I did like waht I got and it fit perfect.

Oh well....marine grade, I guess.

PlayDate
05-21-2010, 03:40 PM
Just ordered mine from Taylor Made. The 1994 370EC uses two different part numbers:

8349030 @$3.70 per foot (I ordered 14' which is 1' longer than spec) =$51.80
4110016 @$5 per foot (I ordered 17' which is 1' longer than spec) =$85.00
Tax & Shipping= $45.00

So my total was $181.80.

-John

tdschafer
05-21-2010, 10:51 PM
I spoke to the people @ American Marine after reading the post by shdw134. They actually manufacture windsheilds for some of the other boat mfrs around. The screw cover runs $2.00 to $2.40 a foot depending on the width of the opening you're covering. The only additional cost is the Fed Ex shipping. I am going to measure mine this weekend and give them a shot. I think it's going to run about 1/2 the cost of Taylor and work just as well. I'm not opposed to spending the $$ for the correct stuff and I think this will be. I will buy Taylors if this doesn't work, but I get the feeling they are doing a little price gouging or "getting a nickle too greedy" as I like to call it! Todd

SeaRay
05-22-2010, 12:48 AM
Mine had also shrunk. I called Taylor and gave them the model and year of my boat. That sent me a small sample piece for free and it was all I needed to "complete" what had shrunk away.

If you replace the whole thing, I would cram as much as you can in there. Because it a few years, it will shrink and be too short again.

KC WV
05-22-2010, 10:07 AM
TDSchafer-Let us know how the American Marine product works.

tdschafer
05-22-2010, 10:16 PM
Will Do. I'll try to take some before & after pics too....

shdw134
05-31-2010, 01:36 AM
screw cover gasket from american marine has been on the boat for a couple of weeks now, looks good and is holding up very well. Think i had posted the part number before but will put it in again. I used their part number 717 on my 97 250da

shdw134
05-31-2010, 01:39 AM
Taylor made told me i needed 20ft to go around the framing. I ordered 25 and had a bunch left of not sure what the extra was. didn't measure

gregkjones
04-08-2011, 03:10 PM
Will Do. I'll try to take some before & after pics too....

Bumping up a real old thread here but the question is: Did it work?

The Continuum
04-14-2011, 12:55 PM
I have tried on several occasions to reach Taylor Made by phone and email. They have not replied or answered their phone... So I called American Marine and was helped on the first attempt. I ordered the TP-717 gasket (25 feet for about $43 plus regular UPS shipping). http://www.americanmarine.com/parts-gaskets.html

At that price, it's worth a go. I'll post pics when I install it. Hopefully this works as a nice alternative to Taylor Made.

-Seth

SCORPIO
04-14-2011, 12:58 PM
Taylor has always answered when I've called and been very helpful and prompt in shipping, albeit expensive.

quality time
04-14-2011, 02:09 PM
They were quick to take my $300 for windshield vent gasket...

jason78
04-14-2011, 02:34 PM
Since we are on the topic of windshield gaskets, does anyone have a lead on the rubber seal used under the windshield? Mine has caulking that will need to re-done eventually. I have noticed on 2006 and up 280s and 260s I have seen, rather than caulk it is a rubber seal between the windshield and the deck. Sea Ray says to call Taylor. Taylor says it is foam, but I don't think they understand what I am tallking about. Any ideas?

tdschafer
04-14-2011, 05:47 PM
Bumping up a real old thread here but the question is: Did it work?

Sorry Greg. I got so busy enjoying the boat that I only got around to replacing the porthole screens & gaskets with the retrofit kits last August. I will take up this cause again this year.

gregkjones
04-14-2011, 06:41 PM
OK no problem. I need to replace mine too so I will keep an eye out. Looks like some here are using other sources at a great price. If they are happy that'll work too, we'll see how it goes.

Asureyez
04-15-2011, 07:42 PM
Since we are on the topic of windshield gaskets, does anyone have a lead on the rubber seal used under the windshield? Mine has caulking that will need to re-done eventually. I have noticed on 2006 and up 280s and 260s I have seen, rather than caulk it is a rubber seal between the windshield and the deck. Sea Ray says to call Taylor. Taylor says it is foam, but I don't think they understand what I am tallking about. Any ideas?

Jason:

The gasket under the windscreen is in most installs is adhesive face foam tape. It is first applied to the underside of the screen mullion, then the screen section as placed and screw tacked for fit adjustment. Once the reset is accurately placed, the screws are driven in through the foam tape in the process. This provides the weather seal at the base of the screen. If the tape is properly set it will not show from the foredeck. Want better weather seal protection? Run a fine bead of caulk in the deck mullion join using the foam tape as a backer.

You must completely remove the windscreen to make this all work.

The Continuum
04-29-2011, 07:04 PM
Well, it was worth a try! :huh: The rubber gasket from American Marine did not fit my 1997 290SDA Sundancer. It was not quite big enough to "grab" both sides. They make one larger, but it would be too big. So I guess I'll try to reach Taylor Made again...

-Seth

Creekwood
04-29-2011, 09:13 PM
Well, it was worth a try! :huh: The rubber gasket from American Marine did not fit my 1997 290SDA Sundancer. It was not quite big enough to "grab" both sides. They make one larger, but it would be too big. So I guess I'll try to reach Taylor Made again...

-Seth

I am having them send me a sample of the larger size. My gap is the same size as yours 7/8". Their larger size is about 1 1/4" meaing 3/8 or so total extra width, but the grooves are 1/8 each, leaving extra 1/8 to wide give or take. I think that will make a nice tight fit and bow out slightly. Not sure how it will work at the vertical angles though. We'll see.

Asureyez
04-30-2011, 11:08 AM
What is on mine is akin to a closed cell rubber rod that is larger than the track and is stuffed in to present a smooth convex face to the weather. It is not water tight and water and drains down hill. It's function is cosmetic.

The Continuum
04-30-2011, 08:31 PM
Creekwood, when you get it, post a pic if possible.

Captain Allen
05-08-2011, 07:21 AM
Just ordered mine from Taylor Made. The 1994 370EC uses two different part numbers:

8349030 @$3.70 per foot (I ordered 14' which is 1' longer than spec) =$51.80
4110016 @$5 per foot (I ordered 17' which is 1' longer than spec) =$85.00
Tax & Shipping= $45.00

So my total was $181.80.

-John

John: I need to replace mine. Why two different parts? I measured and didn't find a difference. But maybe I measured wrong. Is the front windshield a different part than the sides? Thanks.

Pete
05-08-2011, 01:22 PM
I need to change the windshield vent gaskets on my SD 350 -91
Does anyone know where to find it, is it also from Taylormade?
//Peter

another escapade
05-08-2011, 08:37 PM
Todd , I have a '99 330 that needs new porthole screens , can you please tell me where you got the kits from and maybe a part #. My wife keeps hounding me to fix them but I don't know were to begin. thanks

PlayDate
05-09-2011, 06:57 AM
Just ordered mine from Taylor Made. The 1994 370EC uses two different part numbers:

8349030 @$3.70 per foot (I ordered 14' which is 1' longer than spec) =$51.80
4110016 @$5 per foot (I ordered 17' which is 1' longer than spec) =$85.00
Tax & Shipping= $45.00

So my total was $181.80.

-John

John: I need to replace mine. Why two different parts? I measured and didn't find a difference. But maybe I measured wrong. Is the front windshield a different part than the sides? Thanks.

The sides are slightly different from the windshield.

-John

Captain Allen
05-09-2011, 07:07 AM
Thanks John. I guess I only measured the front and ASSumed the sides were the same.

tdschafer
05-09-2011, 07:35 AM
Todd , I have a '99 330 that needs new porthole screens , can you please tell me where you got the kits from and maybe a part #. My wife keeps hounding me to fix them but I don't know were to begin. thanks

I bought them from Pompette/Bomar. They are the OEM : http://www.pompanette.com/home
I believe it was around $23.00 a window, well worth it in my opinion. The screens can now be replaced as they are the new style plastic framed pieces. They pop right into the groove in the new gasket. the old style was one piece gasket and screen. Some guys on this site have refurbed the old ones on the cheap by prying out the gasket then siliconing in a piece of screen from home depot. Too much work IMHO to only have the original set-up again! I will try and find the model # of the parts I used and re-post it but, if you call with the dimensions and shape they will tell you what it is as they did with me!

Creekwood
05-25-2011, 09:06 PM
Well, it was worth a try! :huh: The rubber gasket from American Marine did not fit my 1997 290SDA Sundancer. It was not quite big enough to "grab" both sides. They make one larger, but it would be too big. So I guess I'll try to reach Taylor Made again...

-Seth

For those thinking about getting the American Marine gasket that is one size up from this version, don't bother. -- They were nice enough to send me a sample, but unfortunately it is one full inch between the bottoms of the grooves and just does not fit properly in the 7/8" gap. One size too small and one size to large. We need the Goldilocks version in between that is "just right". The same exact profile would be perfect if the width between the grooves on the gasket was 7/8".

tdschafer
05-26-2011, 07:38 PM
For those thinking about getting the American Marine gasket that is one size up from this version, don't bother. -- They were nice enough to send me a sample, but unfortunately it is one full inch between the bottoms of the grooves and just does not fit properly in the 7/8" gap. One size too small and one size to large. We need the Goldilocks version in between that is "just right". The same exact profile would be perfect if the width between the grooves on the gasket was 7/8".

Thanks for the info!!

Naysmitj
06-14-2011, 04:15 PM
We have a 1996 330SD, is this what we need to replace the foam in the channel of the side and front windows where the screws are?
http://www.boatersland.com/tay1631.html


Thanks
Jim

The Continuum
06-15-2011, 08:52 AM
Yes, Naysmitj. That's what we're talking about. The Taylor Made rubber gasket replaces that original foam piece. I just installed it last weekend. Fit perfect.

-Seth

Rssll45
06-15-2011, 10:56 AM
If you want to do it a little cheaper, just take a sample to a commercial gasket place and they can match it and sell you whatever length it comes in-think mine was somewhere around $20'