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post #3 of Old 01-28-2013
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Re: resealing "Old style" Lewmar Portlights

My experience is with Beckson portlights, but I have to agree with Gladrags--be careful, don't pry up a portlight unless you have to. I rebedded two leaky portlights last year because both were leaking around the frame. Just as you plan, I used a thin putty knife, but I had to pound on it with a mallet to cut past the bedding compound. The effort it took to pry them up made me worry that I had hurt the seal with the lens, so I ended up tossing the old portlights and putting in new ones. I didn't want to go through all that effort (which included in my case replacing a wood panel inside) just to watch them leak again.

Tom K

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