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Acrylic Lens Source and advice
I am planning to replace the lens on the aft deck hatch. The boat is a Herreshoff Cat Ketch design, the new lens would need to measure 25 x 25 inches and 1/2 inch thick, which sits on top of a teak frame.
Because the measurements is more than 24 inches, finding a source to provide a precut smoke (dark gray color lens) is a challenge for the following reasons:
1) most places will sell 48 inches because 25 falls between 24 and 48 inches, hard to get 25 inch only.
2) shipping large 48 inch cuts is costly per shipping charges, buyer cuts.
3) 1/2 inch thick is hard to find - in my opinion
Does anyone know of a source that they have found pleasant, would recommend?
This is my first project regarding acrylic lens replacement. Any advice, and recommendation is appreciated.