Originally Posted by DHeckrotte
We've got four lovely old-fashioned bronze ports with unlovely rubber gaskets and stainless steel screen inserts.
Looks like it's possible to knock the hinge pins out and work on the sash, glass and gasket in the comfort of the salon. True? Or do the pins resist removal?
These ports never had chains and hooks to hold 'em open. I made Teak props.
Those ports appear to be like the bronze Rostand ports we had on an old Able sailboat. If they are, then that hinge is actually a threaded piece and not a pin.
You should be able to feel the difference when you hit it with a punch...
I had to cut slots in mine and use a screwdriver to get them apart. Just be careful!