Window fixings and sealer

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I'm replacing the windows (can't really call them portholes!) on a 1984 Beneteau First. They are frameless mounted flat onto the outside.
First question. They are secured with screws and sleeve nuts or interscrews. The screws are M4 x 10, the nuts are 14mm long 6mm OD. See pic at http://picasaweb.google.com/wylde.m/Windowbolt#. They are made of anodised light alloy but I guess stainless would be OK. Does anyone know of a source as I have about 10 broken ones?
Second question. The windows are sealed with a light grey double side adhesive foam strip about 30mm wide. Again does anyone know a source please?
Thanks
Mike
 

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I've purchased interscrews from Sea-Screw and also a window manufacturer, think it was Houdini. IIRC the size I needed was 5mm, but a while ago. Hope this helps.
 

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www.seascrew.com do M5 stainless inter-screws. as do www.a2a4.co.uk The former also do M4 x22mm but they are NP on brass.

Worth trying Eagle Boat Windows perhaps maybe also Anglia Stainless Ltd.

Stainless would be OK but use a barium chromate paste eg Duralac on them.

I think M4 may be a bit of a problem. but if all else fails you may have to consider enlarging to holes to take M5.

Westerly used to use a smaller size which were available from Trafalgar Yacht services but they were something daft like M3.5 IIRC and several gold bars each

Try Eagle Boat Windows for the glazing tape too.
 

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Sorry should have said I've already tried SeaScrew and Namricks, waiting an answer from Anglian Stainless.
Thanks anyway will follow up the other ideas.
Any more please anyone?

Mike
 
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