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Sol-Luna
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Do you recognize these ports?

Does anyone recognize what manufacture these ports are? There are two, one in the head and the other opposite. 1985 C36 MKI. I'd really like to replace both the crazed port lights and gaskets.

Thanks!
 

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David Bond
s/v Sol Luna #460
1985 Catalina 36
San Diego, CA
"The time a man spends sailing is not deducted from his lifespan."

 

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David Bond
s/v Sol Luna #460
1985 Catalina 36
San Diego, CA
"The time a man spends sailing is not deducted from his lifespan."

 
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pkeyser
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These are the same ports I had on my 1986 C-30.
Catalina Direct is pretty knowledgable- I would call them.
There is a company named HatchMasters that repairs/rebuilds boat hatches- they may also be able to help.
 

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Paul & Wendy Keyser
"First Light"
Newburyport MA/Rye NH
2005 C36 MKII #2257
Wing, M35B

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Chachere
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I agee with Pkeyser's suggestion about lens fix options.
We had these as well (our boats are only 6 numbers apart), and replaced them a few years back when I redid all the ports. 
I learned from this site somewhere that if the gaskets are cleaned every once in a while with soap and water, they don't leak, so you might want to try that first before futzing with the gaskets.

Although they still worked fine for us (we dind't mind the varzing on the head portlight because it provided privacy), we replaced them a few years ago as part of a project to replace all the framed ports  -- soley because they would have been a visual mismatch (see www.catalina36.org/comment/58853#comment-58853 ).   Indeed, I recycled one of them to replace the fixed port under the starboard cockpit seat to allow more ventilation into the aft cabin (the other one is sitting in my cellar and is still available for free to anyone who wants it, let me know via PM).
 

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Matthew Chachère
s/v ¡Que Chévere! #466
1985 C36 MKI tall rig fin keel M25
Homeported in eastern Long Island, NY

Sol-Luna
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Thanks for the insights! Have been trying to decide if I replace all the ports or just deal with the two. More projects! :)

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David Bond
s/v Sol Luna #460
1985 Catalina 36
San Diego, CA
"The time a man spends sailing is not deducted from his lifespan."

 
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