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Old 09-03-2020, 02:44 PM   #1
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Replacement porthole gaskets

I have a leaking (opening) porthole on my 1978 Albin 33. The porthole is bronze and the gasket is dried up and in need of replacement. I can not find anything on the porthole that would help to identify the company that made it. Does anyone know who the manufacturer might be, and if so, are they still in business? Otherwise I welcome any suggestions on where I might find suitable gasket material. The gasket space in the porthole is 5/16-3/8" wide and 5/16" deep. Thanks for any advice!
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Old 09-03-2020, 03:31 PM   #2
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I bought square neoprene gasket material for my portholes from McMaster-Carr Supply. A bead of almost any sealant will hold it in place.
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Old 09-03-2020, 03:45 PM   #3
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A worn out (or outgrown) wetsuit will suffice.
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Old 09-03-2020, 03:51 PM   #4
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Try my old Albin ports perfectly.
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Old 09-06-2020, 12:08 PM   #5
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Old 09-07-2020, 06:23 AM   #6
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Most opening ports use softer hollow rubber as it stresses the frame less to seal.
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Old 09-12-2020, 02:45 PM   #7
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What is the diameter of the port hole?
Eight inch?
If so I have gaskets for you.
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Old 09-12-2020, 03:17 PM   #8
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I used this source 11 years ago, no leaks, neoprene, position the butt cut at the top. been in business over 100 years.
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Old 09-14-2020, 11:41 AM   #9
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Defender has material by the foot, in several different sizes. I just bought material to replace the seals in our bronze ports from them.
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