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Old 06-01-2008, 08:55 PM   #1
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portlight replacement

I'm getting ready to replace the portlights on my cabin and replace them with fixed larger windows. Has anyone used a particular manufacturer they would reccomend?

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Old 06-03-2008, 03:20 AM   #2
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RE: portlight replacement

We used a bronze style where the soffet was angled down on the outside.

Harder to install, but no water collected outside to pour in on opening.

A teak drip, or condensation shelf inside is a nice touch.

Be sure NOT to bed them with 5200 or similar , as they will need to be removed and rebedded every 7 to9 years.
*Dolphinite works best for removal.

1/4 inch glass is for rivers and lakes
3/8* is fine for inshore coastal
1/2 if you want to See the Sea.


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