ugly ports - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 
  #1  
Old 02-02-2003
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Posts: 217
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 13
KenD is on a distinguished road
ugly ports

A boat that interests me has four 4 x 22 and six 4 x 14 ports. None open and have lexan bolted and siliconed to the outside. Is it worth going overboard and buying bronze ports,which my wife thinks are beautiful but costly but maybe worth it, I on the other hand think the plastic ones are fine,we are not going blue watering or anything serious. How Difficult is it to replace ports with new ones whether they are plastic or bronze I am reasonably skilled with about thirty years of cabinet making experience, and all the tools I think I would need to do the job. I have never taken a port off and replaced one so I would appreciate all advise from those who have been there and done that?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 02-04-2003
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 84
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 13
h37skipper is on a distinguished road
ugly ports

Did that, tremendous amount of work. Replaced ten portlights, six 7x15''s and four 5x12''s. You will have trouble finding a perfect fit so will either have to glass in or cut out. I had to glass new plywood core, not just for the drain cutouts but all around. And they do not drain, if you have an angled cabinside then the water will lie in the portlight. Mine do not leak, they look nice, and they make for a much stronger cabin. But you better be careful when opening. Mine are NFM''s(www.newfoundmetals.com)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 02-04-2003
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Posts: 172
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 15
joub is on a distinguished road
ugly ports

H37Skipper,
Am interested in what type of NFM ports you installed. Bronze or Stainless?

I am planing to replace my old bronze ports because they also are installed on a slight slant and do not drain. The Stainless ones from NFM have a drain spigot so had hoped they would work OK. If not, guess I might as well save my money!

Would enjoy more info if you have time.

Fairwinds,

Jim
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 02-05-2003
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 84
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 13
h37skipper is on a distinguished road
ugly ports

Mine are bronze. Friend with same boat is doing stainless. Did not know that there was a difference in drainage. Mine do have a small droop at each end but that''s not enough to drain. Even with that a good wave or rain will leave water about 3/4" up on the glass. Not a problem until you open it.

A trick I have not tried because of aesthetics is gluing heavy yarn at the two drain areas. Idea is that it will wick away the water. Maybe your cabin sides are not as sloped as mine. Thinking 15 degrees.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 02-08-2003
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Posts: 172
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 15
joub is on a distinguished road
ugly ports

Thanks for the information. I would guess my cabin trunk sides are about 15 degrees also. I did order one stainless port, so will take a good look at it regarding it''s drainage capability.

My bronze ports have apparently been installed for many years. They even have a "waterline" etched on the glass from standing water. As you said, they don''t leak but you''d better remember to remove the water before opening!

Thanks again

Jim
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rebedding leaking lexan ports jhoover3468 General Discussion (sailing related) 12 12-01-2003 10:17 PM
ports on hull/flush deck problem prrthead Boat Review and Purchase Forum 1 04-04-2002 09:17 AM
replacing fixed ports captainal Gear & Maintenance 4 03-19-2001 05:34 PM
Around of Mediterranean. Marinas and Ports. okoulaga Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 0 02-28-2001 06:11 AM
Around of Mediterranean. Marinas and Ports. okoulaga General Discussion (sailing related) 0 02-28-2001 06:01 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:51 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.