So our Pilot House windows leaked a bit when the rain came. It wasn’t much leakage, but enough to concern us when making a long voyage. We were also concerned about the integrity of the underlying structure and wanted to see if there was any damage to the pilot house from leaking before we purchased the boat.
The picture below shows the windows – you can see the aluminum frames if you zoom in:)
The original window frames were made from aluminum the new ones are made from a single piece of vinyl we also chose to use 3/8 inch glass instead of the original quarter-inch glass.
To keep the sun out we tinted the original windows. We did this with a vinyl film on the interior of the windows. It worked great but they would scratch easily. The new windows use tinted glass.