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Window catches

Postby chrispangaro on Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:41 pm

R25, 2008. Australia. The window catch on the window above the table recently detached as I was closing the window, bounced off the frame and into the water. On inspection seems to be only secured by sealant. Another is loose. Can you direct me to a supply of replacements? Ideally someone who can post to me here on payment.

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Re: Window catches

Postby scross on Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:05 pm

From a post I made on Sept 2016:
The helm station window latch fell off. At the Rendezvous, Ranger Tugs staff applied the magic fix.
They used black Sikaflex 291 adhesive.
First step was to clean off all old adhesive residue from both the latch and window.
The correct position on the window was outlined with green masking tape.
Then the Sikaflex 291 was liberally applied to both sides of the window latch.
Next the latch was positioned and clamped with a large wood clamp for a minimum of one hour.
(We left the clamp on for four hours just to be sure.)
Then the excess adhesive was trimmed and removed with a razor.
After three days of very heavy use the latch seems to be holding in place with no issues!
Thanks to Andrew, Ralf and the Ranger Tug repair team for the solution to this fairly common issue!

I also contacted Diamond Sea Glaze for two spare latches just in case. Part Reference Number: HW-LS5564 Hande, D15, Painted LP - R.BOM
They were $14.75 each plus shipping. Here's the contact info:
Danielle Bentley
Parts Sales Administrator
AdvanTec Global Innovations
Direct +1.778.726.0150
Vicki Foley and Al Thomas
2009 R25 Classic
"Our Journey"
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