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Re: Halyards to cockpit?
Before building my new boat looked at a huge number of vessels with hull portlights. Had occassion to blow out lights on the LEEWARD side in a knockdown once. Agree some may feel they are stylish. I think they have no place on a boat that sails in any kind of weather unless over built in the extreme.
While I like the idea of a 'view' of the anchorage from the salon, that's always been a bit of concern, esp as these hull ports get bigger and lower in the hull. One would assume/hope they were designed and installed with such forces in mind, but.....?
What boat was it that you actually blew out a hull portlight? First time I've heard of that actually happening.
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)