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Jeff Bennett

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« on: July 23, 2013, 07:41:36 AM »
Does anyone happen to know the manufacturer of the bronze portlights that are in the main and forward cabins?

Do you happen to know a source for replacement gasket material for them? There used to be 5/16 x 5/16 " square rubber gasket material from Taco Metals in the Lewis Marine catalogue, but I see they no longer sell it. Do you happen to know if the gasket material that is sold in 10' lengths by Perko will work in those portholes?

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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2013, 06:11:52 PM »
Jeff, I believe that Perko part number is A14878. That is what was in my foward ports and there was a spare box extra with that part number . Hope that helps.

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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2013, 07:46:49 PM »
The bronze ports were made by Rostand Metals out of RI. I think they also made church brass and bronze but I haven't been able to find out much about them. So far, my ports don't leak but I would like to find a source for the gaskets and maybe the bulletproof glass.
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« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2013, 09:42:22 PM »
On mine, 5/16" vacuum hose from NAPA auto parts worked just fine. Glued it in with "gorilla snot", the yellow contact adhesive sold in the same store. Check dimensions to be sure... a 10' pack of the stuff is only 5 or 6 bucks so you won't lose much $$ if it's wrong.

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« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2013, 08:23:48 AM »
Thanks to all of you for the suggestions. I will will run an experiment on both the Perko part number material and the vac. hose from Napa. I have a couple ports that are weeping when it rains hard so I figured the rubber in the rest of them is probably getting hard. Time to get on with replacing them.

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« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2013, 10:21:44 PM »
Try lathering them up with petroleum jelly. If you are planning on replacing them it will not hurt.

Also, NAPA sells a great gasket adhesive.
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« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2013, 05:07:05 PM »
Jeff,
I bought my edpm gasket material from lewis marine.

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« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2013, 09:47:32 PM »
Warren,
My bronze ports are bullet-proof..32 years and still going.
You are right about the interiors. I have the white oak. strong and durable but once it gets wet, black and almost impossible to clean. All I can say is with a nice varnish it still looks great.
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« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2013, 11:07:51 PM »
They are bullet proof. Even after 33 years nome of mine leak.
Just look at what Dave McCampbells port aft we through and just got bent up but did not break.

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« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2014, 11:27:48 PM »
Can someone give me the size and thickness for ordering portholes for the aft cabin?  I am buying from Newfound metals from the boat show.  What did others pay?  They tell me $25 off each is the boat show discount.   I also want to replace the plastic galley to cockpit hatch, does anyone have the sizing for that as well?  Also has anyone increased the size on the aft ports?

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« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2014, 07:31:25 AM »
David, I have replaced all aft and galley. I will be back home tomorrow and I will get you the sizes. I have all Newfound ports and they are fantastic.
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« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2014, 03:40:23 PM »
Thanks Mike!

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« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2014, 09:12:55 AM »
I replaced mine with New Found Metal ports in the stern cabin. I made them larger than the originals. You definitely need the drilling template to install them.
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« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2014, 11:07:43 AM »
Peter did you make them all larger or just on the transom?

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« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2014, 07:59:08 AM »
David,

Here are the sizes that I used:

•   4 – 512BE (5 x 12 Bronze extended) for sides in aft cabin.
•   3 – 414 BE (4 x 14 Bronze extended) for stern.
•   The stern ports were 2 ½ inch spigot thickness because of the way I built out on the interior. I added 3/4" of insulation and then tongue and groove wood.
•   1 – 818B for the galley. I have not installed yet. I figure I will need a spacer for the install but will make my own.
•   Peter is right, get the templates to enlarge holes and drill the mounting holes.
•   Go to www.compassmarine for the best installation instructions.
•   The New Found Metal ports are just about perfect and they are super people to deal with.

Please feel free to call or e-mail me with any questions.
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