Its been a while since i was last on here, and things are really booming on here, just by reading a few threads.
Since i became "landlocked" since 2004, i have used what knowledge i have garnered from solo sailing, and what i have seen amongst other liveaboard sailors, the cost of maintaining portholes and other items.
i have taken up CNC milling on a small scale, and have total access to Lexan, and composited plastics from where i am working, saving $$ for my next sabbatical.
I have come across some people that have found that the prices to replace a porthole is very prohibitive, needless to say, even discouraging.
I am wondering if the community would like to have an alternative way (cheaper, way cheaper) to having those portholes replaced.
Having had worked at Hunter sailboats in Alachua,florida, and SeaRay at Merritt island,Florida as well, (which got me hooked on the water , BTW),
I have made several attempts that were sucessful according to the owners.
All i would need is a template, and a picture and some measurements in order to make a replacement porthole-
Mind you, the sizes need to be under 8"w X 18", and you could, you you wanted to go with a different thickness from 1/4" to 3/8" to a max of 1/2"
Clear, smoky, or blue tinted, all are UV resistant.
If you are interested, please contact me via my email at firstname.lastname@example.org
, and i would gladly assist you as much as i can.