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capttack 07-19-2004 05:39 AM

Lewmar opening ports
Here I am again! I have a Catalina 30 with four Lewmar opening ports. All appear to have small drips from the bottom corners. I can''t determine if the leaks are from the rubber gasket, the window itself or the latch that turns into the groove to close the opening port tight.

This has become a liveaboard, so I have to find the leaks. Any ideas out there???

joub 07-19-2004 05:59 PM

Lewmar opening ports
Am not familiar with the Lewmar port, but most ports have adjustments to compensate for gasket compression etc. that might lead to leaks.
Look for some way to tighten the hinges at the top of the port i.e reduce the clearance between the window and the gasket, and a way to increase the compression of the latch mechanism which will do te same thing. Both adjustments will allow you to make a tighter seal between the port window/gasket and frame which will usually stop any leaks.

Good luck


sailingfool 08-10-2004 06:34 PM

Lewmar opening ports
Remove the bolts and the outer trim ring, remove all bedding around the outside, and install a new trim ring bedding it and the bolts carefully with silicone. If this doesn''t work, install a replacement window.

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