O34 New "lexan" Fixed Ports

The four external lens fixed ports are now in place. Standard on the Olson models, and I note that some older Ericson's have converted to this scheme when their framed ports defied attempts to seal or refurbish them.
There is a process to follow to get to a multi-decade solution for zero leaks. I did this when replacing the factory leaking ports back in '95, and have had no leaks since. UV had badly clouded the surface of the polycarbonate, however. Even with the optional UV-resistant...
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