crazed port lights - 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 04-24-2004
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 9
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
PerryD19 is on a distinguished road
crazed port lights

The port lights on my 1992 C+C 34/36 plus are badly crazed. Does anyone have experience in the removal and re-installation process?

PerryD19 "Hurlyburly"
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 04-25-2004
paulk's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: CT/ Long Island Sound
Posts: 2,554
Thanks: 4
Thanked 23 Times in 22 Posts
Rep Power: 15
paulk is on a distinguished road
crazed port lights

Before going through the major hassle of replacing your portlights, try a simple fix: rubbing compound. UV rays degrade the plastic''s outer surface over time, causing haze and crazing. Regular automobile rubbing compound applied on the outside of the ports and polished off (as per the directions on the can) should clear them up pretty well. It might take 30 minutes, instead of the 3 weeks it would take you to change the lights yourself. (The three weeks does not include the additional six weeks it will take to find and fix the leaks in the newly installed portlights. ) Sunlight will continue to degrade the plastic, of course, but you should be able to buy yourself a few more years before needing to take things all apart. After all, the boat''s only twelve years old!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 04-26-2004
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 654
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 15
hamiam is on a distinguished road
crazed port lights

303 aerospace protectant will protect against that sort of crazing, fyi.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 04-26-2004
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 9
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
PerryD19 is on a distinguished road
crazed port lights

Thanks for the advice on the quick fix. I''ll give it a try. Besides I''m anxious to go sailing! PerryD19
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
Require Navigation lights HeartofGold Seamanship & Navigation 10 03-20-2006 07:46 PM
Minimizing Taxes; Hailing Port kc_cmc Boat Review and Purchase Forum 14 03-04-2004 07:40 PM
Electronic charting without a serial port... WHOOSH Gear & Maintenance 21 04-21-2003 07:02 PM
Anchor Lights Dzedzej Seamanship & Navigation 5 02-27-2003 07:55 PM
proper navigation lights?? waltersofbayport Seamanship & Navigation 3 06-18-2001 06:12 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:48 PM.

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.