Taylor made windshield gasketing

Discussion in 'General Maintenance/Repair Questions' started by Nehalennia, May 14, 2010.

  1. Nehalennia

    Nehalennia New Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    Marysville, WA
    2001 310DA twin 350 MAGs, Westerbeke 4.5KW
    Twin 350 MAG V-drives
    Has anyone here replaced their windshield gasketing? There is the channel around the base of the windshield that has a black (I assume neoprene) gasket inset over the mounting screws. Mine was either installed poorly or more likely has shrunk in the last 10 years. I was looking to see if any of you have done it, where you got your seal, which seal it was and any other pertinent info.
    I did find this:
    http://www.taylormarine.com/hardware/screwcover.html

    Thanks.
     
    Last edited: May 14, 2010
  2. cruiser

    cruiser New Member

    103
    Feb 27, 2007
    Monmouth County NJ
    370 DA 1995, Raytheon radar, Garmin 232 gps, West Marine 9'4" dinghy,Mercury 4HP 4 stroke, Hurley da
    7.4L Bluewaters
    I called Taylor Made directly and they were able to tell me how much I needed and the style to use. I had the foam originally and replaced it with the newer rubber gasket material.
    Fit perfectly, and I think it was around $90.
    The person I dealt with was very helpful..
     
  3. Nehalennia

    Nehalennia New Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    Marysville, WA
    2001 310DA twin 350 MAGs, Westerbeke 4.5KW
    Twin 350 MAG V-drives
    Thanks. I think I'll do that. Simple enough.
     
  4. Pietro

    Pietro Active Member

    Nov 1, 2009
    Rome, Italy
    1990 390 EC
    3208 375HP CAT
    Quite simple!!! ...I did it also, even I :grin:
     
  5. ImpulseIII

    ImpulseIII Active Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    Jersey Shore/Venice FL
    2001 410 Sundancer
    Caterpillar 3126TA
    Todd, did it several years ago. Got the material from Taylor Made. Expensive but worth it.

    F
     
  6. Nehalennia

    Nehalennia New Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    Marysville, WA
    2001 310DA twin 350 MAGs, Westerbeke 4.5KW
    Twin 350 MAG V-drives
    Thanks guys.
     
  7. The Bill Collector

    The Bill Collector Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    450 Sundancer
    3126 Cat's
    Todd, I just bought enough to fill the ends where it had shrunk and pulled away.
     
  8. SCORPIO

    SCORPIO Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Apr 7, 2008
    Delaware
    1989 300 DA
    Twin 5.7 Merc Alpha I
    I think what you are describing is called "screw cover" and Taylor has it. Easy install.
     
  9. quality time

    quality time Active Member

    Oct 30, 2007
    Upper Chesapeake Bay
    2003 480DB and Kencraft 190 CC
    QSM11's
    Not sure how somebody got it for $90. I replaced mine last year and it was almost $200 if I recall. Taylor charges some ridiculous handling charge of $50 or something like that...
     
  10. Uplate

    Uplate New Member

    977
    Oct 13, 2008
    Nashville, TN. Percy Priest Lake
    1998 Sea Ray Sundancer 310
    Westebeke 4KW Generator
    Twin 5.7 Mercruiser Carbuerated.
    Alpha 1 Drives
    From a similar thread in March:

    "I replaced mine last summer. I called Taylor and told them what year and model I had and they quickly sorted out what I needed and how much.

    I bought 34' for $125 +$15 shipping +$25 Handling fee.

    Was an easy install. Mine had the old foam type screw gasket so it is nice to have new rubber in there.

    Taylor Made systems
    518-773-0636
     
  11. shdw134

    shdw134 New Member

    22
    Feb 23, 2010
    iowa
    97 250 da
    5.7/ bravo3
    Just got the new rubber put in the channel. Bought it from american marine parts and it was $65
     
  12. tdschafer

    tdschafer Active Member

    Aug 24, 2009
    Long island , NY
    1997 330 sundancer
    twin 454's, Carb, V-Drives
    How did you know which gasket to buy and what color did you get? Is it rubber or vinyl? Todd
     
  13. Dancin Dave

    Dancin Dave Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 9, 2006
    Rowayton, Ct
    580 SSS 1997
    CAT 3408 800 hp
    Todd, got mine from Taylor made also. After removal I cleaned the screw head area with simple green, then I pulled all the screws one at a time applied silicone in the hole and on the screw threads and reinserted screw. If you have the gasket off you should do this, water does sit in that channel even with the gasket.
     
  14. Nehalennia

    Nehalennia New Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    Marysville, WA
    2001 310DA twin 350 MAGs, Westerbeke 4.5KW
    Twin 350 MAG V-drives
    Good idea. I will do that for sure. Did you have to buy about a mile of the stuff?
     
  15. Sparty

    Sparty New Member

    8
    Dec 21, 2009
    Great Lakes
    1990 390EC
    Merc 454
    I just fixed the forward Taylor hatch on my 1990 390 EC. I removed the old gasket material from the hatch lid, cleaned the residual sticky material and applied the new gasket. It was simple and easy. The material was expensive because of the items noted in the previous posts...$25 handling and $10 shipping on a $32 order. Ouch! I did like waht I got and it fit perfect.

    Oh well....marine grade, I guess.
     
  16. PlayDate

    PlayDate Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Dec 25, 2006
    Washington DC
    1994 370 Express Cruiser
    454 Mercruisers
    Just ordered mine from Taylor Made. The 1994 370EC uses two different part numbers:

    8349030 @$3.70 per foot (I ordered 14' which is 1' longer than spec) =$51.80
    4110016 @$5 per foot (I ordered 17' which is 1' longer than spec) =$85.00
    Tax & Shipping= $45.00

    So my total was $181.80.

    -John
     
  17. tdschafer

    tdschafer Active Member

    Aug 24, 2009
    Long island , NY
    1997 330 sundancer
    twin 454's, Carb, V-Drives
    I spoke to the people @ American Marine after reading the post by shdw134. They actually manufacture windsheilds for some of the other boat mfrs around. The screw cover runs $2.00 to $2.40 a foot depending on the width of the opening you're covering. The only additional cost is the Fed Ex shipping. I am going to measure mine this weekend and give them a shot. I think it's going to run about 1/2 the cost of Taylor and work just as well. I'm not opposed to spending the $$ for the correct stuff and I think this will be. I will buy Taylors if this doesn't work, but I get the feeling they are doing a little price gouging or "getting a nickle too greedy" as I like to call it! Todd
     
  18. SeaRay

    SeaRay New Member

    227
    Sep 12, 2007
    Iowa
    1999 Sea Ray 210 BR
    Monster Tower MT2
    5.0L EFI
    Bravo Three
    Mine had also shrunk. I called Taylor and gave them the model and year of my boat. That sent me a small sample piece for free and it was all I needed to "complete" what had shrunk away.

    If you replace the whole thing, I would cram as much as you can in there. Because it a few years, it will shrink and be too short again.
     
  19. KC WV

    KC WV Member

    97
    Feb 27, 2008
    Huntington, WV
    215 EC 1997
    350, Alpha
    TDSchafer-Let us know how the American Marine product works.
     
  20. tdschafer

    tdschafer Active Member

    Aug 24, 2009
    Long island , NY
    1997 330 sundancer
    twin 454's, Carb, V-Drives
    Will Do. I'll try to take some before & after pics too....
     

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