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Old 27-10-2020, 05:42   #1
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Portholes, 1983 Storebro Royal 33

I am in need of replacing the gaskets in the portholes on my boat, it is a 1983 Storebro Royal 33. I am the 2nd owner and am trying to contact the manufacturer. They do not make sailboat anymore, although I believe the are still in business making high end cruisers.

The marking on the glass says Golar Sunex 82 AS2. Looking on the internet I am unable to find the source.

Does anyone now of a source to have frames made to specific measurements. I would also move to slightly bigger size portholes if I can find some suitable.

4 of the portholes are approximately 29.5 x 4.5. Two others are close to that.

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Re: Portholes, 1983 Storebro Royal 33

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A picture would help.

Can you see anything here?
https://www.google.com/search?q=port...h=589&biw=1024
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Old 27-10-2020, 07:35   #3
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Re: Portholes, 1983 Storebro Royal 33

"Golar Sunex 82 AS2" probably is the original glass manufacturer, not a source of parts.

The problem as I understand it is that the ports leak.

As I understand it, it's the gaskets you want to replace - the glass/plexi is ok?

Then, the bad news. You've already cut up one trim ring, so you cannot make new gaskets but re-use the trim.

One option is not to dismount the glass, but caulk all the ports from the outside. Use very good quality silicone, such as the stuff with a 30 year rating. That stuff has less water in it and shinks less. When you see how that looks, you may want to paint trim around the ports to replace the carved out plastic trim.

If that route doesn't look promising, the next more violent move is to VERY CAREFULLY pry loose the glass, clean up the existing gaskets/caulking, and re-bed the panes. Again, you will have to deal with the trim problem. Concensus on the forum seems to be that butyl tape is a better gasket than any silicone sealant. It will also give you a straight edge.

Finally, the most drastic approach may be to replace the glass, which will become the default option if you crack one trying to get them loose from the existing seals. In that case you might consider making the new panels oversize, so that the pane itself becomes that trim. That also would give you the option of attaching the panes with screws.

You're kind of into this, whether you want to be or not. Choose a route, and good luck with it.
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