Join Date: Jan 2003
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My Latest Project - New Portlights !!
I've not been around as much lately because it's that "work on the boat" time of season..
For my latest project I installed eight New Found Metals stainless steel portlights. The transformation from the old plastic Beckson portlights to the NFM portlights is even better than I expected. They are not cheap but when the price is compared against their plastic counterparts they actually become quite a bargain.
The NFM portlights are very, very well built and made from solid cast & polished 316 stainless steel. These are not cheaply made stamped frames! The thing I really like about them is no visible fasteners on the exterior of the portlight..
The biggest benefit, that I had never considered or counted on, is the additional light in our cabin. It's like someone flipped the light switch. I guess there is a visible difference between real glass and tinted plastic..
If you're interested in how to do this install you can read my latest "how to" here (advanced warning this article is quite long):
Installing New Found Metals Ports
-Maine Sail / CS-36T
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