Ripping Our Windows Out For The LAST TIME

Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine these windows would become the bain of my existence.  Yet here we are.  BUT, dare I say, this is it.  We’re ripping out these old cracked panes in my arse and we’re not doing it alone.

I am all about “do it yourself” and save a few bucks but sometimes it pays to hire professional help.  Especially when the professional claims to have a “special tool” that will get the job done ten times faster.  It sounds like snake oil but spoiler alert, it totally worked!

If only there was a “special tool” for everything.





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Comments (27)

  • Warren mangan

    Hi guys, the ‘sexy’ flush windows with no fasteners definalty have their issues. Sometimes the old ways are better and more fixable.
    I heard that Mercedes built in a wire into the ‘Sitka adhesive equavelant’ so you can hot wire cut the glass out!
    I suspect a flat blade soldering might also have cut the excess out , but would be stinky!
    Cheers Warren

  • Greg Schoenberg

    Yay the windows are done. So when they are installed, what’s next? Curious how soon you’re getting on the pond.

  • William Dean Allen

    Did not get the video.

  • AlainCh2

    No video link is to be seen beside the text,
    but luckily you’ve posted youtube here:

  • mike

    i could not get the video to work but wishing you kats a great week, mine as well get all the repairs done now man any upgrades get her done. look forward to see you next Sunday video . love following you guys every week from dirty jersey

  • Alison Taylor

    Yikes! Am I the only that didn’t get a video?

    • Curious Minion

      Hmmm, I haven’t seen any other reports of issues with the video or the notification. I’d suggest all the usual: check your spam folder, check your settings in WordPress, etc. If all else fails, the video always publishes at the same time (8am U.S. Central Time) on Sunday so just go have a look. Sorry you had an issue.
      Curious Minion

    • Jerrilyn

      I can’t get it to work, either. 😢

      • Curious Minion

        Some people have reported issues with the video not playing. I think that is probably a browser issue, so try opening the post in another browser (Chrome, Firefox, etc.) or you can always go directly to the GWTW YouTube Channel and watch them there.
        Hope that helps.
        Curious Minion

  • Alan Solomon

    Hi there.
    Thanks so much for another great video. I was thinking maybe you guys could do some scuba diving but it is probably way to cold for that?
    Hopefully by now you got your windows. I am sure you are sealing up all those windows really good because rain is probably on the horizon?
    Your rental upholstery cleaner looks just like the Rug Doctor carpet cleaner here in southern California. That water did not look that dirty!
    Say Hi 🖐 to Gram. Retain focus. Stay smiling. I sense your always present determination. Keep safe. Be well and Take care. Until next week, Happy trails…

  • Dale Farnsworth

    Thanks for the continuing experience, our curiosity is full for another week. Life’s everyday challenges are an anticipated event and you two conquer them with ease. Your CAN DO attitudes are such a positive approach to
    weekly successes, we leave motivated. I really appreciate you two, you’ll never know how much you inspire myself as well as others. Thank you again and God Bless you and your adventure.

  • Mary Van

    Glad you were able to get the caulk clean up completed. How many other windows need to have the caulk removed? So much work for a window.

    Grandma binged watched your videos last Sunday. She had so much fun watching. She keeps telling me about the biggest tree (on your anniversary trip), it really set with her. They are finally learning how to work their iPhone and having so much fun learning to Facetime. 🙂 Hugs.

  • Louise Biedrzycki

    OMG! I love your videos! You two are always entertaining, so cute. I am almost 70, was quite active hiker, still trying and waiting for safer times. I have enjoyed watching and following since the start with the motor home. Hugs to you both from Kure Beach, NC.

  • Pat

    Hope your windows arrived in Auckland and will be back in soon. Great just seeing you two enjoying your life as the Covid adventure continues and places are locked down…take care and stay safe

  • Laura

    Jason and Nikki: For me, it does not matter the content of the video because it is you two I really want to see! Love you guys and I always get a smile every week. Thanks for what you do!

    • Mary Van

      I agree Laura!

  • Bob S

    Thoroughly enjoy your videos guys. Our trip to NZ & Australia in Feb’22 got cancelled due to Covid restrictions so we especially like your adventures ‘down-under’.
    Thanks again.
    Keep safe.

  • Michael

    Sometimes I wish I knew your next job in advance so as to help with suggestions. In this case, one should probably find good luck using a multitool with an aggressive blade to cut thru that caulk stuff. Also, a person can finish the surface with a wire brush wheel on a drill. Obviously it does not have to be a clean surface if the old adhesive is still well attached, but would need to be roughed up to bond well with the new.

    The best of luck with your projects. It just takes time and you’re doing well with what you have.

  • Theodore Enrique

    Never having finished our boat I shouldn’t say any thing, but there was a reason that older boats had 10 inch glass portholes!

  • Lisa Bee

    Hi there,
    Lately when I open your emails and click on your post to watch your videos, they disappear and I need to go to YT directly to watch them. Just wanted you to know, in case there was a broken link you your end.

    • Tami

      Me too!! I couldn’t watch last week, and when today’s video arrived I was so excited! Couldn’t watch it either! I did t know what has happened. Then I saw your comment Lisa Bee & so I went to You Tube & found them. I was then able to watch last week AND today’s!! I’m not real computer savvy so THANK YOU Lisa Bee for mentioning the You Tube!!

    • Vicki W.

      Same here, Lisa. Happening to me, too!

  • Stephen

    Thanks for sharing the yin and yang of the sailing life. I feel your pain. I am in the middle of a bathroom remodeling myself. Saving money by doing the demo, prep, paint, and tiling to save money (and I’m too much of a stickler for doing it right). I believe the “painter’s tool” is called a five-in-one tool. Scrap, pry, paint roller clean up, cut, and nail puller. I’ve used one end as a straight screwdriver. Six-in-one. Keep up the good work. It’s amazing how you guys make the drudgery of boat work fun for us.

  • Ron

    The “special tool” is called cash. Love your videos and the way you guys embrace adventure 🙏👍

    Oceanside California

  • Dick Carlsson

    Do the people who built the boat give you any support, technical or financial, when you have to fix things that are pretty clearly manufacturing defects?

  • Karey 'Stub" Engel

    Y’all are doing great. I love how you two show that it’s not all call seas and white sand beaches. This is the reality of full time sailing. Keep it up!

  • Jan

    Hi, we get it. Work projects happen everywhere and yours are different than mine and that, of course, makes yours more interesting. Enjoy!!


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