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Old 09-22-2012, 08:19 AM   #21
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I replaced two of mine (look like the OPs) they were Becksons. It seems that Beckson has gone to a new design that "drains" so you dont have that little lip of water anymore. The problem is you'd have to cut two slots in your wall for each new window. If, as always happens, this new design turns out to be a flop you then either have to patch the slots or go to a much larger port. Luckily I found some NOS of the old style. I guess in another 20 yrs I'll have to find something else!!!
Can you post a picture of the old style Becksons? I would love to compare. The closest I ever came up with was made be Fuller. It took a while to even get a scan of their sales brochure. But it was a slightly different design than mine like the others.
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Old 09-22-2012, 10:24 AM   #22
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The new ones have the flip lever to tighten the window against the seal and they come undrilled. I think my old ones may be a generation newer than yours as they did not have a frame around the "glass" and the overall casting seems thinner. Mine had been changed before I bought the boat as I found a couple of extra holes in the wall where previous frame hardware would have been.



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Old 09-22-2012, 11:52 AM   #23
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Thanks TWW,
Very similar but mine has three hinges vs two on the Beckson. I wouldn't mind installing the new style- but the size we currently have is not available. And I never found anything close enough to keep it simple.
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Old 09-22-2012, 02:06 PM   #24
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Look VERY closely in the area between the hinges. Mine have "Beckson" cast in them but its very faint.
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Old 09-22-2012, 02:57 PM   #25
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Look VERY closely in the area between the hinges. Mine have "Beckson" cast in them but its very faint.
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Old 09-23-2012, 03:32 AM   #26
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Ours was made in the same place, but apparently there are 15 yacht builders in that city.
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:23 PM   #27
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The port lights in our 1983 President look like yours. They were made by PYI which was bought by Bomar and relabeled, I think, as their "Gray" line. You can still get some of the parts but not the entire port light. When mine need replacing I will be going with the New Found Metals port lights. I have seen several of them in Boats here, including another President, and I like the way they look and the quality of construction.

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