Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on Cruisers Forums. Advertise Here
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 11-01-2019, 08:19   #1
Registered User
 
Cloroxbottle's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Canada/Florida
Boat: Etap 38i (38')
Posts: 81
Custom Portlights

Can anyone recommend a source that will custom fabricate and install portlights to replace hinged plexiglass portlights and deadlights covered by an externally mounted piece of plexiglass?

This is how she came from the yard and I have had no luck sourcing OEM hinges, gaskets, latches.

Plus, with the conversion we would almost double the cabin ventilation by letting everything open.
Cloroxbottle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2019, 08:48   #2
Senior Cruiser
 
GordMay's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario - 48-29N x 89-20W
Boat: (Cruiser Living On Dirt)
Posts: 33,209
Images: 240
Re: Custom Portlights

Hood Yacht Systems’ (Pompanette) say that their traditional ports and hatches are hand-fabricated, so they can make custom sizes, as long as the corner bending radius is unchanged from their dies.
http://www.hoodyachtsystems.com/pdf%...s/portdata.pdf
__________________
Gord May
"If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?"



GordMay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2019, 09:02   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Salish Sea in summer/Puerto Vallarta in the winter - no boat just sun and beaches!
Boat: Ganley 30 Junk
Posts: 97
Re: Custom Portlights

You could check out New Found Metals in Port Townsend, WA:
https://newfoundmetals.worldsecuresystems.com/

I have never done business with them, but talked to the owner at a boat show and had a look at their stainless steel ports, which are beautifully made and very sturdy. If your ports are a standard size for which NFM has exact replacements, the cost is not too bad. If you need custom fabricated ports, of course the prices go up.
PaulSommers is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
portlights

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wilcox-Crittenden Portlights Dmarina Construction, Maintenance & Refit 8 20-06-2015 09:48
Replacing Portlights Stevek Construction, Maintenance & Refit 10 23-09-2010 18:31
Custom Fixed SS Portlights ? SvenG Construction, Maintenance & Refit 2 09-07-2010 22:11
installing portlights in the V-berth Wahoo Sails Construction, Maintenance & Refit 4 06-03-2005 00:17



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 13:04.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.