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6" opening portlight, bronze

I am having trouble sourcing a 6" opening portlight, with a deep spigot (50 mm) in bronze.

It needs to be good quality.

I have approached New Found Metals and they have a decent 5" opening portlight with deep spigot, but their 6" model is available only in stainless steel and it will not look right as the rest of the openings are bronze.

The available planar surface is almost exactly 12" square. the 5" portlight has an overall diamater of 8" and the 6" portlight typically about 10".

I cannot find the 6" model in bronze, however.

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There is a 6" opening portlight in the Davey & Co. catalog (a literary masterwork, IMHO), but the spigot depth is 44mm vs. 50mm.

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BillSull :

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The thickness I need is about 45 mm, so i was trying for 50 mm.
I have sourced a 5" opening portlight, but it would be good to find a 6", I think.
Maybe I should just settle for the 5" ??
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I guess that depends on the whether it would be tougher to deal with fitting a 5" portlight into a 6" hole (which is always more difficult than the other way around). Personally, I lean towards the latter, especially since the spigot depth on the 6" one is only off by a millimeter. A millimeter or two never stopped me from installing anything - I have two sledgehammers on the boat right now!

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Re: 6" opening portlight, bronze

BillSull :

The problem is that the spigot will not be deep enough and water will get into the bulkhead.
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