‘Now that the weather is finally getting warmer and condensation is less of a problem, it’s a good time to give the windows a bit of care’
AT THIS TIME of year you’ll often find a build up of algae in the drip channel at the bottom of the window; I use a small screwdriver to lift out large bits and then tissue on the end of a screwdriver for a final clean.
Make sure you poke or blow out the two holes that drain condensation to the outside.
On older boats you might find that the rubber cord that helps seal the glass into the frame has pulled out of the curved lower corners of the window. Try pushing it back in place with the handle of a teaspoon. If it pops up again then pull it right out up to where it is clamped into the frame and cut it. Then push it back about half way towards the bottom of the frame but take care not to stretch it. Finally, if the hoppers do not seal properly you can get self-adhesive closed cell foam strip to replace the old ones.