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Old 10-03-2016, 04:31   #1
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Anyone know what this Porthole is?

This porthole has 2 broken clasps and needs urgent replacement.

Does anyone know the brand of this?
Or better yet, where/how I can replace it?

The yacht is a 1982 Gulfstar Sailmaster.
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Old 10-03-2016, 04:36   #2
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Re: Anyone know what this Porthole is?

Looks like cast aluminium.

A decent welder / machinist will be able to repair it.
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Old 10-03-2016, 04:38   #3
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Re: Anyone know what this Porthole is?

can you weld cast aluminium?
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Old 10-03-2016, 04:44   #4
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Re: Anyone know what this Porthole is?

Yes, but have to know what you are doing hence I posted decent welder.
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Old 10-03-2016, 04:46   #5
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Thanks paulajayne
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Old 10-03-2016, 05:00   #6
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Re: Anyone know what this Porthole is?

If you put your location in your profile one of the other members may be able to point you to the right guy/gal to do the repair.


Plus it will be cheaper than a new one - If they are still made that is.
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Old 10-03-2016, 06:54   #7
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Re: Anyone know what this Porthole is?

Since you said 'urgent need' I'll assume you're looking for a quick fix as in make it safe to go offshore. Try this:

Drill and tap the frame for a bolt or machine screw to hold the port closed. If you're careful you may not need to remove the frame. Use a blind tap to finish the tapped hole. Glop up the end of the screw with some sealant and screw the port down. Safe to cross an ocean until you find a replacement or do a proper fix.

Doubt those ports are being made today but you could try some of the consignment houses, such as Bacon in Annapolis MD, that may have an old one.

Good Luck
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I always carry a quality Super Glue with me for emergency temp fixes.. used on a variety of things from wheel pilots to broken blocks.. and in one case denture repair when an owner slipped and smacked his mouth on the pulpit.. broke the bottom plate in two places and three teeth out of the top..
If one follows the instructions and prepare the surface well it is surprisingly effective
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Re: Anyone know what this Porthole is?

Found this:

nauticexpo.com/boat-manufacturer/rectangular-portlight-21675.html

Lists a wide selection of mfg's, might find something that will fit but a good one won't be cheap.
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Re: Anyone know what this Porthole is?

Looks like an Atkins and Hoyle
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Re: Anyone know what this Porthole is?

Bomar brand. I have one. Sold via Pomanette.com. Under Portlight Gray Series Rectangular. Expensive but mine have lasted 30 years! Russ
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Re: Anyone know what this Porthole is?

I have a 1973 Gulfstar 41 Ketch with these same port lights.They are still made by the Fuller Brush Company.They are approx $60 to $80 each.Because they are plastic, I always keep one complete spare onboard.You may find them by doing a google search for Fuller Brush Port lights.Happy Sailing
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Re: Anyone know what this Porthole is?

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Yes, but have to know what you are doing hence I posted decent welder.
And have the right equipment and welding medium. Anyone that has a buzz box and says they can do it. Stay away from.
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JamesCraiq,
Is this port aluminum or plastic? If plastic it could be from Fuller, saw those on an Alden 44, or Grey series Bomar. If aluminum then could be cast Bomar 200 series, very pricey.

pompanette.com/BigSummit/pomp.nsf/0/50EDF3E9D92474228525762400165D2C?Open
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Re: Anyone know what this Porthole is?

The company is Fuller Industries, not Fuller Brush (although I do remember Fuller Brush selling door to door). My mother used to buy from them. Portlights | Fuller Industries LLC.
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