1. C

    Leaking Portlight

    Hi All, Hope everyone is doing well! I wanted to reach out and get some expert advice on how to fix my leaking portlight. About a week ago we got some heavy rain and I noticed a very small drip coming from my portlight. The leak seems to be coming through the area between the glass/acrylic...
  2. enkramer

    E35-2 Opening Port Source

    Although I'd like to eventually replace all the fixed ports on my 1979 E35-2 with opening ports, I'm starting with the port in the head to get some ventilation in that space. Thus far, I haven't been able to locate any after-market ports with the same dimensions. If anyone's been down this road...
  3. M

    Adding a portlight/window to cockpit seating to illuminate quarter berth E-32

    Has anyone tried adding a portlight or access plate to the cockpit seating area (on the vertical face of the seat) above the port-side quarter berth? I was thinking about adding one or two at about calf-level when seated to help illuminate the dark cavern that is my quarter berth. I have to...
  4. davisr

    using Dow Corning 795 Silicone to caulk glass-gasket joint in portlight

    I'm wanting to hang on to my original aluminum-framed portlights with tempered glass. I plan to rebed the portlights to the exterior of the cabin with butyl tape. This question does not concern that part of the job. Instead it concerns the gasket that holds the glass within the frame. I want to...
  5. D

    Head portlight for E30+ 1981

    Hi everyone. I want to replace the small portlight in my head (the old corroded sliding one that hasn't slid for decades I'm sure). Measurements of the cabin cutout are 5 1/4" X 13 1/4". I was wondering if anyone has done this and recalls which company they used for the replacement, type of...
  6. D

    Seeking portlight vinyl interior trim.....

    Time to reseal and repair my tired old aluminum portlights. Can't seem to find a supplier for the Inside 9/16" decorative vinyl trim that has become UV brittle and shrinking like my budget! Any ideas, links, product out there? Mid 70's, unkn manufacturer, no factory markings, & 3/16" tempered...
  7. Joliba

    Lewmar portlight screens

    Does anyone know of a source for replacement screens for the old style Lewmar portlights on an E38-200? My 1988 boat has 12"x5" portlights. I'd appreciate any advice. Mike Jacker
  8. mherrcat

    Portlight gaskets

    I am in the process of rebuilding the portlights I got from the parted-out E27. I found some neoprene rubber "edging material" at McMaster-Carr that is the right size to fit the glass and frame channel; part #8057K44. It doesn't have the "lip" that butts up against the frame on the outside of...
  9. mherrcat

    Portlight gaskets

    On the interior side of my fixed portlight there is a 1/2" rubber gasket. It fills a gap/channel in the frame around the glass. It appears to be only cosmetic; not really sealing anything. Is this the case? I looked at the portlights yesterday on the 27 that is being parted out in Long Beach...
  10. J

    32-200 portlight replacement

    The two salon fixed portlights are similar but different. A lewmar light fits the front but not the aft. Any suggestion ? Bomon marine in Quebec has a nice web sight and seems very friendly and helpful. the windows would have to be custom made and if there is a standard alternative I would...
  11. G

    E35/3 portlight manufacturer?

    Hi All, I'm wondering if anyone can tell me which brand of opening portlights I have. I've sent pictures to LewmarUSA but they tell me that they are not Lewmars. I have only seen a couple of other 35/3's but they had a different style of portlight. I'm looking to replace the rubber seals...
  12. B

    Replacing portlight glass Ericson 30+

    Having shattered the glass on one of my fixed ports I was wondering if anyone would have any insight on how to replace it without removing the port. It doesn't leak now and I don't want to mess with a good thing. Thanks for any assistance.
  13. larossa

    Portlight Material

    Hello All, I’m in the process of replacing my ports. I was wondering what type of material I should replace them with, lexan or plexi glass. Any input would greatly be appreciated. Thanks, Brian Walter E31C Nemo Metro Detroit
  14. G

    Portlight Hazing

    My small oval portlights, especially the forward port side, are hazed over to the point of translucency. I know there are several products out there to clean, clear and restore them back to transparency. Any recommendations from those who have had success with this? Thanks, Gary Freeburg...
  15. Salty Dawg

    Portlight replacement on 32-2

    Thinking about replacing my leaking portlights with Beckson Model 512's. Seems to be a cheap way of fixing a perpetual problem .....$110 each.Anyone used Beckson before? Please advise!:egrin:
  16. bigd14

    Portlight Replacement in Owner's Projects

    Has anyone done Nigel Barron's portlight replacement in the Owner's Projects section? It looks like an excellent solution. I have removed all my portlights (most of which were leaking badly) with great difficulty and in the process damaged a couple of them. For they most part they are...
  17. S

    e 35 portlight replacement

    I am looking to replace the portlights on my 1970 E35 2 was wondering if anyone has any... or knows of a source that reproduces the originals? I have considered replacing all with lewmar standard stuff but I am not so sure about the 4 that are odd shaped. Any ideas or vendors would be...
  18. R

    1985 E32-3 Portlight (bomar)

    I purchased my Ericson last fall, it's time to some updates and there are 4 portlights (bomar model N3410 - pictures attached) that have crazed acrylic/glass, they do not leak therefore I'm interested in replacing the acrylic/glass only since it is the only problem. However Bomar only has...
  19. D

    28'er, Lewmar aft fixed portlight

    Okay, this very much puzzles me. I bought Nereus last fall and am fixing her up. I ordered 4 new Lewmar portlights (2 each 4L & 4R) since the current ones leaked like a sieve and looked hopeless to rebuild. I popped in the p/s foreward ones today. The cutout openings for the rear ones are...
  20. ChrisS

    32-2 Portlight replacement

    Can anyone recommend a specific brand of portlights to replace the OEMs on 1970 era Ericsons? The two small sliders on my boat are toast--the frames are decaying, and both leak when collecting spray under sail. I'm planning to tackle this one in June when school lets out, and I'd like to get a...