Hi All, I am about to embark on the replacement all 8 port lights on my S&S 34. She is a very well maintained vessel and i am progressively sailing her more and more offshore
, so the replacements
must be bulletproof.
I am not sure what to replace them with as there doesn't seem to be anything off the shelf that has the same measurements and I don't want to start cutting different shaped holes in the cabin
top to fit production port lights..
Currently the outside is simply perspex glued on with the addition of a dozen or so s/s screws in each port light.The internal trim is teak
. The perspex has crazed and cracked at the screws over the years and I reckon each and every one leaks
a tiny bit...
I like the perspex as it is very strong, but I don't believe its a good idea to use screws as the perspex expands in the heat and causes the cracking around the screws, ultimately resulting in the leaks
Is it possible to to have new perspex cut and simply glued on the outside (about 6mm thick) without using screws to ensure a craze/crack free life?...
I'm in Melbourne Australia
- Are there any custom made alternatives you can suggest from good local suppliers?
I would appreciate any ideas. Many thanks in advance.