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Offline ruffwind

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Gaskets for ports
« on: June 28, 2017, 08:04:06 PM »
My gaskets for brass ports are dried up and cracking.  I contacted Matt at Hutchins and he said they no longer have a supplier for these.  He suggested I check Home Depot.  I don't live close to a Home Depot.  Does anyone have a source or spec for these gaskets?

2nd, I read all of the posts about a CP23 trailer, so I think I can build one, but nowhere did I see a trailer size.  What size trailer do I want? 

Thanks for the help.

Ralph R

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Re: Gaskets for ports
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2017, 11:37:46 PM »
What size ports are in your 23?

Are they the round ports, or ovals?

The reason I ask, I recently purchased new gaskets from compac. They came in a sealed box marked perco, 10 feet.
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Re: Gaskets for ports
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2017, 04:17:52 AM »
Have you tried Perko?

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Re: Gaskets for ports
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2017, 09:14:37 AM »
I have oval ports.  I will check Perks.

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Re: Gaskets for ports
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2017, 08:21:29 PM »
I bought some porthole seals for my CP23 which I no longer own, so I don't recall the shape.
They were more expensive than I had expected, through a compac dealer.
I remember thinking at the time that I should have made my own.
You can get a variety of rubber extruded profiles from various vendors.
Here is an example   https://www.mcmaster.com/#Rubber-Bulb-Seals
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Re: Gaskets for ports
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2017, 03:37:47 PM »
Hey Ralph, just to get ya by till you get more put little vasoline on the existing ones. Meanwhile on the 23 we previously had, (an 90 , Mk3) with the rectangular bronze ports, we ordered a set from Hutchins but ended up returning them all as they simply would not fit well. Way too tight! We then ordered from:  http://www.downwindmarine.com/Portlight-Gasket-Seal-Hollow-Black-Rubber-p-90891254.html

Perfect! the hollow core makes them adapt to the vagaries of the cast bronze and less expensive. Remember to put the seam at the top.

Hope this helps.
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Re: Gaskets for ports
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2017, 10:00:04 PM »
Mas, thanks for the link.  I ordered some of this gasket material today.  I'll let you know how it works.