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I have a 1976 Morgan out island sailboat. The original ports have been replaced. Apparently the old ports were cut out and smoked lexan or plexiglass was cut to size and screwed on from the outside. There are 3 rectangle pieces on each side. Over the years they have cracked and I would like to replace them. Previous owner said he used the wrong material and because of heat and exposure and flexing of the boat they have cracked. What material should I use to replace them so this does not happen again?
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Re: window replacements

Talk to Select Plastics. I've found them to be both knowledgable and helpful.

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Re: window replacements

Ideally cast acrylic.. Bedding with DC795 works well, don't be afraid to use the darkest "smoked" material. It will look clear from inside and let in plenty of light, yet afford privacy during daylight (but be equally transparent from outside looking in at night!)

Drill oversized holes for fasteners if you use them, or you can glue them down with the DC795.. Allow a sealant bed thickness to allow for different expansion rates between f/g and the lenses.

Search the forum.. Plenty of discussion on this.

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