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New portlights on Gulf 32

I'm in the middle of many projects right now. Some are general maintenance, some are aesthetic improvements I've long wanted, and others related to our preparations for rounding Vancouver Island next summer. Unfortunately, one project has been fixing damage from a hit and run on Aeolus while she was on a mooring ball. Anyway, as part of fixing the fiberglass damage, I also had to replace the broken portlight.

I looked around at various options, having no hope that I would find an OEM replacement. I looked at all the usual manufacturers, and all of them would have required some amount of modification of the hull. Then, due to a voracious appetite for internet research, I found an outfit down in my old stomping grounds in SoCal that has the molds to make all the windows for Capital Yacht boats.

My Gulf 32 had sliding portlights in these spots, but Mark Plastics in Corona was able to fabricate my preference of a fixed window with 1/4" high quality plexi and for a very good price. Cheaper than the other options, and an exact fit! I ordered two, to have them match on both sides and am a very happy camper. Any other Capital Yacht people out there should know about Mark, and I have no affiliation other than being a satisfied customer.

To see a picture of the inside mounting, and to see a photo of the hull repair I had to do, check out my recent blog post: Stories of Aeolus- Our Gulf 32 Pilothouse: Multiple projects continued

Gulf 32
Bainbridge Island, WA

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