Portlight Water Retention

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  • March 27, 2013 10:33 AM
    Message # 1252984
    Deleted user
    My girlfriend dropped in for a drink yesterday.



    Solved the problem.

  • March 27, 2013 2:20 PM
    Reply # 1253204 on 1252984
    Anonymous
    Yeah but now you've got the bird sh*t retention problem.  ;) 
  • March 27, 2013 7:17 PM
    Reply # 1253427 on 1252984
    Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Neat shot - probably an easy supply of fresh water!
  • March 28, 2013 6:05 PM
    Reply # 1254142 on 1253793
    Deleted user


    An old fashion but wicked good solution, is to silicone down a wick that hangs over side about 1.5" and is all the way to the bottom of each portlight.  

    Great Idea.  Whattya think a good wick would be made from?


  • March 28, 2013 6:11 PM
    Reply # 1254149 on 1252984
    Deleted user
    Use lamp wick. Available lots of places.  Works great.  We made screens with plastic embrodery hoops that we cut to friction fit into the portholes and then put a piece of lamp wick under the hoop, friction fitting the whole arrangement.  Worked for many seasons in the Caribbean.

    Ken
  • March 28, 2013 6:19 PM
    Reply # 1254153 on 1252984
    Deleted user
    Thanks
  • April 27, 2020 12:16 PM
    Reply # 8931417 on 1252984

    I have wicks on each port light, they work very well. They are held in place by bronze screens. Made by John Danicic  at "The Screens of Schooner Bay." I do not know if he is still there, I bought mine in 2007. Check the website.Just called him, he is still there and camn make them any shape you need.



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  • April 28, 2020 5:15 AM
    Reply # 8932815 on 8931417
    Charles wrote:

    I have wicks on each port light, they work very well. They are held in place by bronze screens. Made by John Danicic  at "The Screens of Schooner Bay." I do not know if he is still there, I bought mine in 2007. Check the website.Just called him, he is still there and camn make them any shape you need.

    Charles... I'm wondering if you noticed the date/member info of either the original or most recent poster, before typing your reply. Both the original post and most recent reply are more than 7 years old (Mar 27-28, 2013). Further, the original poster, and all but one of the replies, isn't even a current WOA member (or even a blog-only member) .

    With an average of about one new post and/or reply every 2-3 months, it appears that the WOA blog is all but non-existent. What a shame... this used to be a great resource!

    But glad to know you haven't succumbed to COVID-19!! Be safe... be well. 

    Last modified: April 28, 2020 5:17 AM | Anonymous member
  • April 30, 2020 8:27 PM
    Reply # 8938815 on 1252984

    Good point, but lots of people may be interested now in getting rid of the water.


  • May 21, 2020 12:52 AM
    Reply # 8983734 on 1252984

    HI, We're new owners of a W32 and this thread is very timely as we've just discovered the same issue :)


    Thanks for resurrecting the thread.


    Cheers

    Gary and Fiona

    SV Loukia 

    Cairns, Australia

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