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Old 12-10-2008, 15:00   #1
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Wilcox-Crittenden Portlights

Does anyone have W/C ports. I want to replace the gaskets in mine. Any ideas where I can get any or material that could be used for gaskets? Thanks for any information.
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Old 12-10-2008, 16:49   #2
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You could post a picture to your photo gallery here and then add a link. It might help if we could see them. Some of the old heavy bronze ports can be fit with rubber. Others will require more exact fitting gaskets of the proper material / thickness to be able to shut them properly. Have you tried to contact W/C? They are still in business.
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Any solid (not hollow) O-Ring material, that exactly matches yours in dimension & profile should suffice.
These are typically available at local industrial supply houses.

The Thetford Corporation acquired Wilcox Crittenden, but they no longer list Port Lights.
Wilcox Crittenden
PO Box 1285
Ann Arbor, MI 48106
Consumer Tel: 800-521-3032
Trade Tel : 800-752-8654
Fax (orders only): 734-769-9501
Email: info@wilcoxcrittenden.com

You might try contacting Atkins & Hoyle, who repair Port Lights, and sell parts:
Atkins & Hoyle Ltd. - #1 Davits, Cranes, Roll Ons, Hatches, Marine Accessories
27-2250 Rockingham Dr., Oakville, Ontario, L6H6J3, Canada
Tel: (416) 596-1818
Toll Free: 1 -877-415-5167
E-mail: atkinshoyle@dapa.com


Or Hammerhead Nautical Systems
::::::Hammerhead Nautical Systems::::::
71 Storey Place, Markham, ON, L3S 3B4, Canada
Tel: (416) 767-0222
Toll Free: 1-877-767-0222
E-mail: Information:info@hhns.ca
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Old 23-06-2014, 18:50   #4
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Re: Wilcox-Crittenden Portlights

San Diego Marine Exchange 619-223-7159, carries 1/4", 5/16" and 3/8/ gaskets for ports, sold by the foot.
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Re: Wilcox-Crittenden Portlights

McMaster Carr sells an unbelievable variety of gasket/o-ring material by the foot. I was able to find the exact replacement square gasket for the opening ports in my Alberg 35.
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Re: Wilcox-Crittenden Portlights

I needed to replace the port seal on my Allied 39 ketch which is a 1976 model and has SS opening ports. (I don't know the Mfg). After searching the internet for hours looking for replacement opening port seals, I referred to this forum and found an excellent suggestion; vacuum hose from the auto parts store.


It got me thinking. So when the rain finally quit for a while, I took out a port seal which measured 5" x 10" x 3/8 square. I went to O'Reilys and got Gates Belt brand 1/4" ID by 3/8" OD fuel line in 3' sections.


At first it went in hard, and I was using a pair of pliers to squeeze and push it in. But later I found out how to work with the bias of the FG reinforcement weave. I also learned to roll up and leave it to flatten a while, after which I could pinch it with my hand and install it. The cost was about $2/ft + tax.


To get the ports closed I had to push on them manually and run the dogs way out to get them over the forks, I then and slowly tightened. I over tightened the first ones, and later found that the rubber was soft enough that a great seal was made quite easily.


O'Reily is the only chain that seemed to carry the thin-wall hose. They have 3/8" and 5/16" OD fuel lines as well as other sizes. I recommend this as an excellent low-cost solution for older METAL ports
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Re: Wilcox-Crittenden Portlights

My W/C ports had D shaped gaskets. If yours do... look for "Trim Lok" gasket material.
They need to be firm enough to hold up but soft enough to compress.


https://www.trimlok.com/cat/Rubber-S...ories_103.aspx


I may have got mine from Fisheries Supply, but I think McMaster Carr and Grainger are dealers
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Thank you, but I have replaced all of my port gaskets. It was done with fuel line which is very resistant, inexpensive and available everywhere.


I needed to get them installed before TS Bill arrived and ordering them from anywhere wouldn't have been fast enough.
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Hah! I see the post is very old.... how did we get here? haha
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