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plastic porthole windows

Hello,

I recently purchased a 1978 sailboat and am just starting to fix it up. One of the first things I'm looking to do is replace the plastic porthole windows as several are cracked. I've started to look around and have not found them yet. Wanted to see if anyone can point me in the right direction to find them.

Also wanted to get some suggestions on the the best sealant to for through haul penetrations.

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Re: plastic porthole windows

Pictures would help -
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Re: plastic porthole windows

Is this your boat?
ANNAPOLIS 26 (HOLMES) sailboat specifications and details on sailboatdata.com

Or is it the redesigned one (http://sailboatdata.com/viewrecord.asp?class_id=5586)?

You'll probably need to custom-cut them. It can be done at home, but it gets tricky if you haven't worked with the materials before. Another option is to go to a sign shop and ask them to cut them for you. You take off the old ones (try to keep them in one piece) and either take those to the shop, or make templates and take the templates to the shop. Personally, I'd opt for taking the real thing there.
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Re: plastic porthole windows

Here are some pictures of the windows that I am looking for.

Sorry it took me so long to post them.
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Re: plastic porthole windows

Hello. I bought a 1979 and replaced both the ports in the head with beckson. They are great and easy to install yourself. They open up and have a screen to prevent insects from entering. The larger cabin port holes have been rebedded and will be replaced in time. The larger ones with acrylic are 180 per the smaller were less than that by a good deal. Try out Beckson you wont be sorry.
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great!! Thanks, I will be sure to check them out.
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Sorry, I thought you meant the fixed ports.
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no worries, thanks for replying.
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Re: plastic porthole windows

Another vote for Beckson (What port do I need? by Beckson). Worked well for me. (usual disclaimers - happy customer only).

Another alternative is to go with metal, Newfoundmetals (New Found Metals, Inc.) makes beautiful ports in stainless steel and bronze. Have a look at Installing New Found Metals Stainless Portlights Photo Gallery by Compass Marine at pbase.com - and that site is a totally awesome resource for many other things!!

Good luck
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Re: plastic porthole windows

Beckson port removal tool

Removing Beckson ports w/flix
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