Re: [SabreSailboat] Re: Stainless Ports
Thanks for plunging in. Always someone's got to go in first. Keep us
informed! Photos! Details! What and whats not.
Having not been there myself on any boat, can offer no advice but the
usual: take your time.
Who wants to give a try with NFM?
> I'm about ready to take the plunge and order ss angled
> spigot 4x14 ports from Mariners Hardware (MH)to
> replace the infamous Beckson 414 plastic ports in the
> front of my 38-II.
> On paper, it looks like a reasonably good fit with the
> 4-1/4" x 14-1/4" MH cutout slightly smaller than the
> 4-5/8" x 14-1/2 Beckson cutout. I realize that I may
> have to grind the lower outside and upper inside edges
> of the deck opening, and also bend a custom 1/2" thin
> ss trim ring around the outside of the port.
> Any words of wisdom would be appreciated from backseat
> drivers or those that they been there and done that
> (or decided not to do that)?
The only thing I can add to Pete's fine explanation is
that MH is willing to completely customize its ports.
You can selectively change any dimension, for
example, by 1/8" or 1/4". That should make
installation relatively easy once we figure out, by
trial and error, what the correct dimensions should
--- Peter Tollini <pete@...> wrote:
> Bill -__________________________________________________________
> On the Mk II 34 & 38 and the 30 Mk III there is an
> angle on the side of the
> cabin trunk requiring a bend in the exterior trim
> ring. With plastic or
> rolled stainless (MH) it's not a big deal. NFM
> ports are cast, but
> annealed, so bending is more difficult, but at least
> doable. NFM ports
> through bolt to hubs cast into the trim rings,
> really complicating the
> fitting process. NFMs have straight spigots with
> big drain gutters, MH uses
> angled spigots.
> On Surfer Girl, the angle is no issue, so it's a
> matter of cast and through
> bolted, or rolled and angled spigots. Sabre,
> Morris, Hinckley and IP all
> use MH (actually Man Ship). NFM looks shippier and
> are probably a little
> more robust. (Not that the MH are wimpy!) MH are a
> little sleeker. Either
> is light years ahead of plastic Becksons. Cost is
> It probably comes down to looks and personal
> preference on a Mk I.
> On the later boats with the infamous angle, like
> Marty's 38 II, I think MH
> has an edge. My choice on the 30 III is further
> complicated by the limited
> space for the forward ports. The lower edge of the
> trim rings will need
> trimming and I need to make sure the angled spigots
> can clear the deck.
> On 11/1/06, Bill Blalock <mookiesurfs@...>
> > Marty,
> > What were your considerations for the MH ports
> versus the NFM ports?
> > There doesn't seem to be a clear tie-breaker, just
> curious about what stood
> > out to you.
> > Bill B
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > *From:* m landis <landisms@...>
> > *To:* Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com
> > *Sent:* Tuesday, October 31, 2006 4:12 PM
> > *Subject:* Re: [SabreSailboat] Re: Stainless Ports
> > I'm about ready to take the plunge and order ss
> > spigot 4x14 ports from Mariners Hardware (MH)to
> > replace the infamous Beckson 414 plastic ports in
> > front of my 38-II.
> > On paper, it looks like a reasonably good fit with
> > 4-1/4" x 14-1/4" MH cutout slightly smaller than
> > 4-5/8" x 14-1/2 Beckson cutout. I realize that I
> > have to grind the lower outside and upper inside
> > of the deck opening, and also bend a custom 1/2"
> > ss trim ring around the outside of the port.
> > Any words of wisdom would be appreciated from
> > drivers or those that they been there and done
> > (or decided not to do that)?
> > Marty
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