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07-17-2007 10:16 PM
MikeGC
Gaskets

Just a thought. I have used the black rope material used for sealing car windshields. You can get it at any auto parts store. You have to remove the port hole housing and work it into the sealing area. It is sticky and a little hard to get on the sealing service of the port hole because it tends to stick to your hands a little. Once you install the port hole remove the exess with a paste boat wax. The excess will come off easily. I have been very pleased with its ability to provide a water tight seal on just about anything and especially port holes.

Mikegc
07-13-2007 02:24 PM
hellosailor Jane-
Constantine used to be the place where wood lovers in NYC went to drool or die. Located in a grimy little industrial section between some RR tracks and a major hospital in an area where folks didn't walk, much less drive, at night. Someone finally started talking about retirement or selling the business, but the internet came along at a great moment and they retired and opened in FLL and opened an online store at the same time.

Hardwood trim, woodworking hand tools, and more - Constantines.com
Constantine's Wood Center of Florida Inc. is located at:
1040 E. Oakland Park Blvd. Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33334 ...

Which means I've been within a half mile of them several times and never known they were there! If you love fine woods, leave your credit cards at home and only carry a small amount of cash when you go to visit. If it is anything like the old Bronx store, just think of a supermarket filled with everything a fine cabinetmaker might want to play with--including all the wood.


Somewhere on your ports, on the frames or near the hinges, should be the name of the maker, or their mark.
07-13-2007 08:31 AM
sailingdog
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Originally Posted by Windermere
Right! It's a 1984 Morgan 454 Nelson Marek. I'm not sure what you mean by type, aluminum in the main salon. Does that do it?! Thanks again.
I would start by contacting this website. If you ask there, they may be able to source the gaskets for you.

Some boats have ports that were manufactured by a specific manufacturer, like Bomar or Lewmar, and if these were, although they do not sound like it, then contacting the manufacturer of the port would be a good choice.
07-13-2007 07:33 AM
Windermere
Quote:
Originally Posted by hellosailor
Constantine (who are in Florida now, I think) or ML CONDON 248 Ferris Ave. White Plains, NY 10603 tel: 914-946-4111 should both have it. Since there's quite a range in color I'd recommend actually going in to hand pick something similar to what you have, if you can. (Or to send them a photo or a piece of the damaged section and ask for a match--both are known for outstanding service.)

You may be able to repair the veneer if it has only lifted, by injecting epoxy behind it and pressing it back down, that's a standard veneer repair.

I'd try asking the hatch maker for the right gaskets first, they may be overpriced but the material and shape do count. For generic gasket material, Grainger or McMaster (both online) have large stocks of different sizes and materials. Remember that your old gaskets probably have shrunk a bit--what they measure now, may not be what the correct new ones would measure.

Regular ArmorAll or talc application will help keep gaskets like new for many years.
I am curious about Constantine as we are in Florida too. Do you have any more info., I'd sure appreciate it. Jane
07-13-2007 07:30 AM
Windermere Hellosailor, Constantine, is that a person or business?! We are in Florida too so I am curious if you have any more information. Jane
07-13-2007 07:08 AM
Windermere Thank you all. This is such a great site and you are all so helpful. We really appreciate it.
07-13-2007 07:06 AM
Windermere
Port Hole Gaskets

Quote:
Originally Posted by sailingdog
Jane-

It would help if you said what kind of boat and what kind of portholes you need gaskets for.
Right! It's a 1984 Morgan 454 Nelson Marek. I'm not sure what you mean by type, aluminum in the main salon. Does that do it?! Thanks again.
07-12-2007 11:23 PM
hellosailor Constantine (who are in Florida now, I think) or ML CONDON 248 Ferris Ave. White Plains, NY 10603 tel: 914-946-4111 should both have it. Since there's quite a range in color I'd recommend actually going in to hand pick something similar to what you have, if you can. (Or to send them a photo or a piece of the damaged section and ask for a match--both are known for outstanding service.)

You may be able to repair the veneer if it has only lifted, by injecting epoxy behind it and pressing it back down, that's a standard veneer repair.

I'd try asking the hatch maker for the right gaskets first, they may be overpriced but the material and shape do count. For generic gasket material, Grainger or McMaster (both online) have large stocks of different sizes and materials. Remember that your old gaskets probably have shrunk a bit--what they measure now, may not be what the correct new ones would measure.

Regular ArmorAll or talc application will help keep gaskets like new for many years.
07-12-2007 11:16 PM
sailingdog Jane-

It would help if you said what kind of boat and what kind of portholes you need gaskets for.
07-12-2007 11:13 PM
groundhog veneer1 at bellsouth dot net
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