port light leaking catalina 30
A friend is buying an old Catalina 30.
The survey will turn up a leaking port light.
Port side aft.
The design is a metal ring set into the fiberglass then a Plexiglas fixed light set in the metal ring secured with a flexible strip on the inside.
It appears to be leaking between the plexi and the ring as If I lift the flexible strip the metal channel is full of water.
Other than buying the repair or replacement kits any successful repairs?
The lesson from the Icarus story is not about human failing.
It is a lesson about the limitations of wax as an adhesive.
If you have an engineering problem solve it.
Last edited by davidpm; 05-09-2014 at 03:50 PM.