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Whoa!
I pulled the teak frames that were velcroed over the fixed portlight off. Revealing a very ugly, globby mess. See attached link...

http://isurus.mote.org/~lmitchell/Pe...e/DSCF1997.JPG

http://isurus.mote.org/~lmitchell/Pe...e/DSCF1999.JPG

What is going on here? Is there replacement hardware? Is there a nicer looking solution?

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Maybe it's my browser, I doubt it, but the zoom in of your images with a low image resolution has caused distortion. I'm sure that your vessel doesn't look that bad.
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Why not just put the teak frames back on?
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Looks like a caulk job to stop a leak. You might want to look and see whats going on on the other side, you'll want to stop water penetration before it reaches the inside of the boat.
Is the port leaking now?
If not, I agree, simply put the teak trim back on.
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lmitchell,
What kind of boat do you have.? The first picture looks alot like my Pearson 36-2. I can forward you pic's of my setup if you want.
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remove the portlights, check for rotting, rebed, have a beer or two, carry on.

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on further consideration, in the second photo, in the corner, where the rivets are... I don't think I've seen that before, might wanna check THAT out, eh?

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Looks like a very poorly thought out attempt to stop a leak. I would take the ports out, check for rotting... seal the area with epoxy if necessary, and finally rebed the ports.

I am a bit curious as to why the frames appear to have screws, but in that corner I see about four rivets. And why would they need four rivets in such close proximity.

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I'm wondering what is on the OUTSIDE of those ports.
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I'd like to see a photo that corresponds to the exterior of the ones we've seen. It can't be pretty, unless it is hidden under some sort of exterior trim.

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