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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Forward Portlights Dryfitted

After cutting, fitting, epoxying and trimming the one inch coosa board spacers last week, I have been able to dry fit some of the portlights. These are the six lights in the forward salon, three each side. Most Westsail 42s have only three lights each side over the whole forward cabin trunk. We will have four: three for the forward salon, one for the head. A total of eight 5 by 12 inch portlights for the forward cabin trunk.

3 port side lights, cutout for head portlight in distance

Reasons for the extra portlight are interior design aesthetics and the admiral wants lots of light in the main cabin. This means the forward head portlight is not equally spaced from the others so it sort of kills the symmetry when viewed on deck, but we think think it looks ok.

Port side lights interior

Starboard side lights interior (with blue tarp lighting!)

Next step is to seal the lights with butyl tape. Just in time for "pressure washer weekend" which will be a good test for leaks.

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