To Whom It May Concern:
I have been asked to comment on the work completed by Justin Waller. As a member of the Beneteau Yacht Association I had at my disposal contacts to find out how to replace the window acrylics that were factory installed on my boat. The only option given was to replace all the windows with complete new windows at cost of $5650.00.
In researching I found a US business called HATCHMASTERS www.selectplastics.com They had a service that would show you how to remove the hatch then package it up and send it to them were they would remove, replace and return it to you at a saving of 50% when compared to the cost of a new hatch. this was the option but it is not available yet in Australia.
Through my contacts Justin was willing to look at this process for the replacement of my hatches. I had a total of 11 hatches to be replaced. Justin was to remove the windows plus weather seal the boat whilst the work was being carried out. Remove the acrylics and have them duplicated. The next phase was to remove the old silicone and re-bed the new acrylics into the window. Justin exceeded my expectations in not only the standard he would accept but in the extra steps he went to making sure we had a comparable product to a new window.
We had some cracks in the window hinges and he had those re-welded. I had concerns over the weather proofing and the seals. These concerns were partly due to being told by Lewmar the window manufacture that it could not be done in Australia. Justin sorted through all of these issues.
I am very pleased with the finished product, it has given the boat a new look and has increased its value.
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Owner Beneteau 42s7