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Old 03-16-2010
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Bronze Portlight "Wing nut"

Dear folks,

In repairing the corroded, leaking bronze oval portlights in our 1985 PSC 37 one of the latches that pull the portlights closed (do they have a name?) was clearly badly frozen up. Despite days of treatment with PB Blaster, heat, and gentle tapping, in snapped right off when I applied torque.

I was able to manufacture a new bolt out of a regular bronze cap screw but all attempts to extract the broken off bit of bolt from the "wing nut" (see picture below) have failed. Before I get into serious brazing and re-tapping, I wonder if anyone has one of these puppies laying around or knows of a source?

Many thanks, Jay

PSC 37 Kenlanu
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