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We're just about to redo the Womboat's ports so thanks for all that. I've done this before on previous boats but hadn't used the "leave the backing paper intact" idea, wish I had.
SD recommends 3/8" perspex. Is that what you used ? I'm wondering whether 1/2" would be overkill. By the looks of things our ports are about the same length but not as big top to bottom as yours.
Now here's an interesting question....our existing ports are two piece covering a single opening that has a vertical support in the centre. My thinking was to do the new ones in single piece cos ironically enough the only leaks we have are where the two pieces of perspex butt up to each other.
There is no great curvature involved. Can anyone see any good reason not to go one piece ? They'd end up being about a metre (three feet) long.
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