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Miscellaneous / Re: Dutch Winklebrig for sale
June 26, 2019, 02:55:27 PM
This is winkle brig number 96 and not number 95,
Number 95 belongs to me and I believe mine was built in 1994 so I would guess 96 was built either later the same year or perhaps the following year.
Although, if anybody knows better?
Paul Butler
The Hull / Re: Portholes, portlght
June 16, 2019, 10:27:16 AM
Ah, thanks for that, Martin,
I went to a boat jumble in Littlehampton last weekend as I just happened to be visiting my daughters! And I managed to find a matching pair of round port lights for the princely sum of £65.
I had noticed that some Winkle brigs seem to have them on the front face of the cabin.
Am I right in assuming that this sealant would be good for fitting the new ones to the fibre glass?
I also bought a few other goodies as well but, that is another story.
The Hull / Re: Portholes, portlghts?
June 11, 2019, 07:29:09 AM
Hi Dave
Thanks for replying.
It just didn't seem that durable as a porthole to keep the weather and more out.
As I say, the portholes from Davey's are very expensive.
Oh well!
Food for thought
The Hull / Portholes, portlghts?
June 07, 2019, 11:19:54 PM
Hello everybody
My name is Paul and I am the newish owner of Number 95, Heligan.
My question is about the portlights/ portholes.
I was cleaning around the brass suround on the porthole when I pressed lightly on the "glass"
And to my dismay, I pushed the Glass in. It was an oval piece of Perspex which was just glued in place with a bit of silicon sealant. Is this normal for Winklebrigs or is there some sort of fixing ring missing?
I have looked up a pair of new bronze portlights from Davey's and they seem to be priced around £500
Surely there is a method of fixing the window in a more secure way?
I look forward to reading your comments