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    Posted: 21 April 2010 at 08:46
 
Leaking windos in the salon.
 
How have you solved this problem?
 
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Hi.

We also have leaking windows, We discovered this while we sail home from Greifswald.
I have contacted the seller to get this fixed, will be back with more info when I saw how they made.
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I took delivery of my 320 2 years ago. The windows have leaked badly for almost a year. Unfortunately after doing much research I have found that the reason for the leaks is that there is no effective way of bonding perspex to GRP. So with the flexing of the boat under sail, the seals break. I have simply used a marine based silicone sealant to reseal the windows, but i am aware that this will need to be redone on a yearly basis.
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This is something similar to what I've read on this subject. However, Hanse refuses to admit this - thus this is a well known problem in the industry.

The warranty period will end shortly; exactly how Hanse wants it. Unless they actually take great care of this problem, I can not sit down and watch this tradegy. What I write on this and other forums, will remain until someone deletes it. Probably never - a rumor takes years to re-establish. Too bad Hanse is working on tearing it all down.... Confused
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My saloon windows started leaking badly in August last year - Hanse UK have now replaced all of the leaky windows and glued\sealed them with Sikaflex and secured them with 8 or so screws - only time will tell how effective their work has been.  If major modifications have been carried out on the new models to address this problem then this should be offered to all owners as faulty windows pose a fundamental safety issue.
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Hi.

I talked with my dealer here in sweden today and they will fix my leaking windows next week.

He told me to check all the skrews so they are all hard fixed until they check them.

To my suprise I could pull almost all the skrews 2-6 turns before they were hard fitted.

Very bad job från Hanse to not fix this before delivery. 

They are still leaking but not as much as before.
 
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Is there any way to attach aluframes on existing windows???...as most people say that simple resealing will not solve the problem completely I'm thinking of redesigning those bloody windows or even changing them for brand new aluwindows...
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Following my post yesterday about the leaks, I am posting an update to heap praise upon the staff of Hanse UK at Hamble point.
Within a few hours of uploading my previous post, I had been contacted my email and telephone by Peter Thomas to ascertain the nature of the problem. He gave me a full explanation for the reason for the leakage ( which is based on a problem of UV degradation of the sealant used. SOmething that Hanse were unaware of).
Hanse are now going to come and replace all the leaking windows over the next month, at no cost.
From my point of view this is amazing customer service, which should be recognised.
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Wish I could say the same. I have the Lewmar alu framed windows and still waiting to have new windows refitted. I'm told that the reason for the leakages is that when they installed the window they didn't use enough sicaflex.
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But, still, after having all your windows replaced - the problem still persists! Just give it a few years...

How to actually SOLVE this problem? Swedish boats from the 80's were able to make boats without any leakages - why are Hanse not able to achieve such a basic demand in 2007-2010 ??? Dead
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