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|11-05-2009 07:16 AM|
Rob, thanks for info. Bon voyage.
|11-01-2009 08:03 PM|
Sorry for delay. We have been fighting weather down the Chesapeake and Alligator River on our way south.
We used GE SilPruf Silicone SCS2000 Series Sealant.
May be hard to find in marine stores. I got it at a general contracting supply. Information sheet is available from GE.
We are very pleased with the ports we have replaced. 3 to go. Waiting until Florida to finish.
|10-17-2009 05:21 AM|
Thanks, great link and really nice portholes.
|10-13-2009 06:13 PM|
Originally Posted by merv View Post
Another option is the New Found Metals stainless steel ports. Very classic looking..
Installing New Found Metals Ports (LINK)
|10-13-2009 04:10 PM|
Rob, I am about to start installing Beckson ports on my 1981 CS36T - what adhesive did you use?
CS 36T CAIRNGORM
|03-09-2009 12:06 PM|
Opening / Fixed Ports on CS36T
I am halfway through changing all of the ports on my 1981 CS36T.
Four were opening: Galley, Head, Chart Table and Over Hanging Locker - fore and aft on both sides. The four middle ports (over the settee) were same size but fixed.
All 8 will be opening when completed this spring.
Ventilation was poor and should be a lot better. It takes about 2 hours per port to change. I am doing them one at a time to make sure each one is secure before going on to the next.
I am using Beckson replacement ports. The new ones are almost identical to the originals and have drain spouts to eliminate the pooled water that used to pour in when the original port was opened. Make sure to use the proper adhesive (fibreglass to plastic) or they will not adhere properly.
|02-28-2009 11:54 AM|
|zAr||I'm a complete newbie, but to me the smaller the port, the less surface area to smash in, therefore the more ocean-worthy. Plus, supposing it does get smashed in, a smaller hole lets in less water than a larger one. Those long non-opening slits make me nervous. Also, I have the notion that the opening clamps (?) somehow add strength, they look sturdier.|
|02-27-2009 02:37 PM|
Originally Posted by sailingfool View Post
|02-27-2009 01:31 PM|
Originally Posted by Vasco View Post
|02-27-2009 12:58 PM|
Rob, I have an 1985 CS36 Traditional, last year I replaced all 8 opening ports, used the same Beckson ports, under $1000.00. Newer ports have a cam mechanism to close port, and I opted for concealed nuts on the outside so there is no visible bolts from the outside. I figured the orignal ports lasted 23 years... so I might as well continue with them.
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