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Question Custom Fixed Portlight

I am going to add a fixed portlight to my existing V-berth hatch if I can find a source for reasonably priced Lexan / Poly Carb. The hatch has compound curves and cannot be easily replace by an off-the-shelf unit. Your recomendations will be appreciated.
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Make an adapter..

Make a teak adapter that is flat on top and curved to fit the existing hatch on the bottom then a stock hatch will fit on top of it... Much less than a custom made hatch or dead light..
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This is a vert good suggestion and I will keep it as an option. However, I enjoy playing in glass and this project is a personal challenge. Duke
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You can also make a base using fiberglass and thickened epoxy. The West Systems site has a good article on doing this. It might be simpler than making a teak base.
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Thanks for the recoommendations. The adventurer (bone head) that I am - I found a piece of Poly Carb on E-bay for $5.00 that I will use to continue this project.
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