Windshield Vent Seal Replacement

Discussion in 'General Maintenance/Repair Questions' started by Capt.Will, Feb 27, 2020.

  1. Capt.Will

    Capt.Will Member

    42
    Aug 15, 2016
    Lake St. Clair
    1997 Sea Ray 330 Sundancer
    7.4 MPI Mercruiser Inboards
    The seal for the windshield vent on my 1997 330DA is looking aged and I would like to replace it. Does anyone have any easy solutions or a part number for this handy? I have searched Flounder Pounder with no luck so far. Hav also read several other threads that do not really come up with any sure solutions.

    The Taylor gaskets page is out of commission these days it seems. But, hopeful to find some sort of new solution. Thanks for any help. IMG_4832.jpg
     
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2020
  2. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    I have seen a few people on here go to Home Depot and buy self stick door insulation to replace.

    I did mine a couple years ago from Taylor made. You have to go thru Colony. They have the part number and order it and taylor made fabricates it. Mine was around $250.
     
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  3. R-and-R

    R-and-R Member SILVER Sponsor

    93
    May 9, 2018
    2002 340 Sundancer
    8.1S Mercruiser
    My local Sea Ray parts distributor quoted $250 for replacement gasket from Taylor. I went the Home Depot route.
     
  4. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    Just curious are you water tight using Home Depot and it doesn’t stick to the glass in the heat or stick when it’s closed for a while ?
     
  5. R-and-R

    R-and-R Member SILVER Sponsor

    93
    May 9, 2018
    2002 340 Sundancer
    8.1S Mercruiser
    I'm water-tight. Took me two tries to get it right. But it's been thru several rainstorms with no leakage. The difficulty was actually finding a product that was wide and thick enough. There's a substantial gap between glass and frame.

    It was late fall when I installed, so I haven't tested the heat-stick issue yet.

    I was being tongue-in-cheek about the Home Depot solution. I actually used automotive weather stripping, although after looking back thru my purchases I can't find the exact product. Still, I'm reasonably confident that it shouldn't stick.

    Good luck,
    Rob
     
  6. Capt.Will

    Capt.Will Member

    42
    Aug 15, 2016
    Lake St. Clair
    1997 Sea Ray 330 Sundancer
    7.4 MPI Mercruiser Inboards
    IF anyone with a solution has
    Rob, I would love to know the products that you used and the possible procedures you went through to complete this. Thanks for any further instruction. Will
     
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  7. R-and-R

    R-and-R Member SILVER Sponsor

    93
    May 9, 2018
    2002 340 Sundancer
    8.1S Mercruiser
    I'm out of town until Thursday. I'll dig around when I get home and see what I can find...

    Rob
     
  8. The Bill Collector

    The Bill Collector Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    1998 450 Sundancer, Achilles dinghy
    3126 Cat's
    Following...
     
  9. R-and-R

    R-and-R Member SILVER Sponsor

    93
    May 9, 2018
    2002 340 Sundancer
    8.1S Mercruiser
    I found the remaining seal that I bought. I still don't know where I got it.

    But I've got about 12 feet left over. I'd be happy to mail you both 6 feet. That would give you plenty to try it, mess it up, and try again. ;)

    Just PM me an address if you're interested.

    Rob
     

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  10. Capt.Will

    Capt.Will Member

    42
    Aug 15, 2016
    Lake St. Clair
    1997 Sea Ray 330 Sundancer
    7.4 MPI Mercruiser Inboards
    I have some of that seal at home. I just don't know how you made that work. I imagine you probably used some adhesive to make two pieces together?

    The search continues.
     
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  11. villain style

    villain style Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 10, 2006
    Mears Point Marina Kent Island, MD
    2006 44 DA
    QSC 8.3s
    Cummins QSC 8.3s 500HO
    I purchased mine in Aug 2018 from MarineMax Baltimore. You can try them but just know this was for my window vent. They can double check size for you.


    MM2403908 GASKET,VINYL CENTER VENT WINDOWC10 1.00 166.67 166.67
     
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  12. R-and-R

    R-and-R Member SILVER Sponsor

    93
    May 9, 2018
    2002 340 Sundancer
    8.1S Mercruiser
    Hey Capt Will,

    Yes, I got some Loctite vinyl glue from the local hardware store. I cut each piece just slightly long (about 1/4 inch) so that I could butt the ends together under slight pressure.
    I did this late last summer, so I'm not sure how well it work for the long term, but so far so good. No leaks, no problem with the vent window sticking closed.

    Best,

    Rob
     
  13. Capt.Will

    Capt.Will Member

    42
    Aug 15, 2016
    Lake St. Clair
    1997 Sea Ray 330 Sundancer
    7.4 MPI Mercruiser Inboards
    I may have a break in this case of marine manufacturing negligence (i.e. Taylor).

    I am currently talking with a manufacture about this and they have some possibly promising news about the gasket. As soon as I hear back with conformation I will pass it on to this group. Thanks.
     
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