Lewmar portlights

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Lewmar portlights

Good day to all,

As the more or less vertical portlights fitted on the coachroof are pretty much cooked by 28 years of Mediterranean sunlight, I wished to renew the four of them but I realized soon that this old standard was out of "print" since 1998 (it is the unframed acrylic opening panel with two hinges and two catches). Does anyone has an idea about where to start searching? Thank you.
Lavrendios, Greece.

Lavrendios

S/y RIPPAPAÏ,
C36 MK1, tall rig
Year 1993, # 1286

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     Lavrendios;
Several years ago we used these folks to find parts for an old hatch hinge. They had them in stock.  https://hatchmasters.com/hatch-repair/  Also Catalina Direct may be able to offer you suggestions.
Bill

Bill Dolan 1990 Catalina C-36 MKI - Hull #1041  'Williwaw'
Std. Rig, Walk Through, Wing Keel
M35, Oberdorfer Conversion,
Home Waters; Charlotte  Harbor & The Gulf Islands of Florida
'You are never out of work if you own a boat'

 

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The factory still makes them.  Mine is a 1993, and I just ordered 4 new ones from Catalina a couple of months ago for $150 each plus shipping.  Just email parts@catalinayachts.com.  The nice thing about getting them from the factory is they get that bevel just right, which is hard to do if you're trying to cut your own new ones.

Don Lincoln
"Nancy Lynn"
1993 Catalina MK1.5, Hull 1238
LaSalle, MI (Lake Erie)
Universal M-35AC

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I just re-read the original post, and realized I misunderstood what you were looking for.  I thought you wanted to replace the large fixed deadlights, not the opening ones.  The fixed ones are the ones I ordered from Catalina.  I also replaced all of my opening port lenses as well.  I got mine from Catalina Direct.  I think they were $30 each or so.  For the lenses in the deck hatches, I cut new lenses for those myself using the old ones as templates, with the exception of the V-berth hatch, which I had Hatchmasters refurbish for me.  Apologies for my confusion on your original post.

Don Lincoln
"Nancy Lynn"
1993 Catalina MK1.5, Hull 1238
LaSalle, MI (Lake Erie)
Universal M-35AC

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Contact Hatchmasters https://hatchmasters.com/hatch-repair/.  Send them a picture of your window that has a tape measure over the window so they can see exactly what you see.

peter g

2000 C36, MK2, Hull. #1897
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"As the more or less vertical portlights fitted on the coachroof are pretty much cooked by 28 years of Mediterranean sunlight, I wished to renew the four of them but I realized soon that this old standard was out of "print" since 1998 (it is the unframed acrylic opening panel with two hinges and two catches). Does anyone has an idea about where to start searching? Thank you.
Lavrendios, Greece."

Lavrendios.  If yours are the 'old standard' as you say, I found it best, after a lot of wasted time and money, to just buy the 'new standard' and replace.  I went through this last spring.  I tried to just clean the current 'old standard' and re-bed them, I replaced all the lenses and then decided to replace all the gaskets, as they were old and some were damaged through trying to remove bolts that were corroded to the aluminum frames.  It got fun when the gasket job started, lets say it was next to impossible, after lots of pain and suffering and lots of research, I through the towel in and went with all new portlights.  They are awesome and way better looking......

David Lane
S/V Grace
88' Catalina 36'
Oxnard, Ca
 

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David,

where did you get the replacement portlights? I just bought the gasket repair kit and plan to do the windows this winter, but may need to throw in the towel too!

Paul Handly
C36 MK1 #440

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I got mine at Defender, $50 cheaper than Catalina Direct. (could be b/c I hay the defender membership?) Anyways, when I replaced the gasket on the 'old standard' I couldnt close the window and latch it to save my life.  With both my wife and I pushing as hard as we could we couldn't close them, that was with replaced lenses and new dogs as well, all told I spent the cost of 1 new window in the hopes of upgrading th OG's.  

David Lane
S/V Grace
88' Catalina 36'
Oxnard, Ca
 

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