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Old 01-02-2014
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Re: Leak near main cabin port lights on E32

The Beckson ports on my friends E32 of similar vintage are in terrible shape and leak as well. His are beyond repairing and need to be replaced.
This is one of the few items on the E32 that is a poor design choice. The Beckson ports are cheap plastic affairs that do not inspire "blue water" confidence in the least. Yours have lasted over 30 years which I suspect is longer than they were expected to. You can get replacement Beckson ports and seals but ...

At least one E32 owner here (Mario) has replaced the Beckson ports with New Found Metals ports. An expensive proposition and a big-ish job but an upgrade worthy of a blue water boat.

All your port lights are suspect to leakage (5 on each side).
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