Originally Posted by malbert73
Thats great. What kind of port did you use?
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Usually a good set of (older) pre-loved ones. One's which were designed "old school", aka, to be taken all of the way apart & tuned up every decade or two.
Which likely isn't the biggest help for your circumstance... So, aside from Ann T. Cate's suggestion. Contact a few of the higher end port manufacturers; describing your current
problem, & what you'd prefer in a port (being able to disassemble them fully & fix things yourself).
When doing so, ask them to send you full schematics of their ports
, including; isometric drawings showing how they are assembled, & that have listings of all of the parts
with part numbers on said drawings (and seperate sheets).
Much as is done for engine
sub-assemblies, & other mechanical items.
If they can't, or wont, to your satisfaction, it's time to talk to someone else.
As a point of clarification, I'm not trying to be flippant. It's that a long while back, I learned that; well designed hatch
systems, & some big Dorades, with good draft
boxes & or systems, give me a lot more ventillation per $ than opening ports. So on a new (to me) boat, that's where most of my ventillation budget
goes. And I mostly have ports of the fixed type.