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Offline BBTVR

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Bronze Port gaskets
« on: October 12, 2017, 09:25:28 AM »
Love the 1988 CP 27, just can't find the right gaskets for the bronze ports... Anyone have luck with Downwind Marine hollow black gaskets?
Brad in Baltimore

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Re: Bronze Port gaskets
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2017, 09:49:15 AM »
Hey Brad:
I ordered mine directly from Hutchins.

Smooth Sailing

regards charlie

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Re: Bronze Port gaskets
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2017, 10:02:49 AM »
Agree - get them from Hutchins. They are made of a very tough material like tire rubber. Remove the hinged part of the port from the part that's attached to the boat. Clean the old adhesive out of the gasket slot very thoroughly; I used acetone and a bronze wire brush. Then glue the new one in with standard rubber cement like you used in second grade. Then reassemble and crank down for a couple of days to firmly seat the gasket while the glue dries.

Wes
"Bella", 1988 CP 19/3 #453
Washington, North Carolina

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Re: Bronze Port gaskets
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2017, 10:11:31 AM »
Wes is very thorough.  I recall that I just pulled the old ones out cleaned the grooves, slathered on some silicone grease on the gaskets and stuck them in.  I try not to over torque the ports when securing them.

Congratulations on your C-27.

Smooth Sailing

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Re: Bronze Port gaskets
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2017, 02:43:38 PM »
Hutchins no longer offers the ones for the pre-1990 bronze ports.....sold out.
As of last week.....

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Re: Bronze Port gaskets
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2017, 03:54:37 PM »
Arrrrrrraaaaaaaah!
I feel your pain.
regards charlie

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Re: Bronze Port gaskets
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2017, 04:23:06 PM »
Bummer. Did Matt or Gerry have any suggestions for an alternate source? I've found them to be helpful that way. Keith Scott at The Sailboat Company is another good source of knowledge about old parts.

While I'm singing the praises of Hutchins, I recently ordered a replacement holding tank and needed some modifications from the standard design to accommodate my desire for a different plumbing setup. They cheerfully agreed - no extra charge. Great guys and an amazing resource for our community.

Wes
"Bella", 1988 CP 19/3 #453
Washington, North Carolina

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Re: Bronze Port gaskets
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2017, 09:21:57 PM »
Check on www.downwindmarine.com they have some options

Good luck!

Dale
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Re: Bronze Port gaskets
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2017, 10:52:32 PM »

The 3/8" here: http://www.downwindmarine.com/Portlight-Gasket-Seal-Hollow-Black-Rubber-p-90891254.html
was a perfect fit on my '88. It's also nice to put a single drop of light oil on the dog threads.

Maybe overkill but used this 3M adhesive: https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/company-us/all-3m-products/~/3M-Black-Super-Weatherstrip-Adhesive?N=5002385+3292908126&rt=rud

They are really high quality ports.