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Title: Replacement needed for Beckson port in aft cabin
Post by: Whiskymac on May 21, 2019, 05:44:34 PM
Am I correct in thinking that the correct replacement is the PO512-WC-20?
I have searched the site and read several posts and articles but could find no reference to the model number.

Thanks
Title: Re: Replacement needed for Beckson port in aft cabin
Post by: Stu Jackson on May 21, 2019, 05:47:29 PM
Jeremy, yes it is a 5 x 12 Beckson.  That's pretty much all you need to order any port or part for them.  I reommend you assure it's a rain drain model to match the trim ring.  While the rain drain isn't needed on the vertical mounting on the aft cabin ports like the ones on early Mark I cabins, just make sure you get the right one.  I ordered some trim rings for mine and they incorrectly sent me the NON rain drains which wouldn't have worked.  The Canadian supplier was very remorseful and corrected it right away.
Title: Re: Replacement needed for Beckson port in aft cabin
Post by: Whiskymac on May 21, 2019, 05:49:24 PM
Thanks.
The hinge broke, presumably I have to buy a whole new port?
Title: Re: Replacement needed for Beckson port in aft cabin
Post by: Stu Jackson on May 21, 2019, 05:50:32 PM
Thanks.
The hinge broke, presumably I have to buy a whole new port?

Nope, save some money and just replace the lens.  I just did one for my starboard V berth port.
Title: Re: Replacement needed for Beckson port in aft cabin
Post by: Whiskymac on May 21, 2019, 06:07:09 PM
Ok thanks, it’s actually the hinge part that secures the cam to the main frame, so I need the main body.
I now find that part pictured on the Beckson site, no one else seems to list that part so I guess I will call them tomorrow.
Title: Re: Replacement needed for Beckson port in aft cabin
Post by: Whiskymac on May 22, 2019, 05:41:48 AM
Ok one last question.
I called Beckson and it seems it is more cost effective to buy a whole new port than try to replace the body.
I believe it is the “rain drain” design, 2”, with smoked (?) lens. (PO512-WS-20)
I can’t get up to the boat for another week, so I was wondering if someone  could anyone confirm for me before I order the wrong one?

Thanks in advance

Jeremy.
Title: Re: Replacement needed for Beckson port in aft cabin
Post by: Stu Jackson on May 22, 2019, 06:18:03 AM
Jeremy,

The size is right, 5 x 12.  The lens is smoked because their only other choice is clear.  Rain drain is correct.    I don't know what the 2" means but you talked to them, didn't you?  Is that enough confirmation?
Title: Re: Replacement needed for Beckson port in aft cabin
Post by: Whiskymac on May 22, 2019, 06:49:08 AM
Thanks Stu, just what I needed.
The 2 refers to the width/thickness. They confirmed it is the 2” I need.

Title: Re: Replacement needed for Beckson port in aft cabin
Post by: Jon W on May 22, 2019, 07:28:42 AM
I think for the rain drain model you need a “D” in the number instead of the first dash. Like PO512DWS-20. Translates to port opening, 5”x12”, rain drain, white frame with smoked lens, 2” spigot.
Title: Re: Replacement needed for Beckson port in aft cabin
Post by: DaveBMusik on May 22, 2019, 09:27:49 AM
Defender had the cheapest price I could find at the time - of course, I don't pay shipping.
Title: Re: Replacement needed for Beckson port in aft cabin
Post by: Stu Jackson on May 22, 2019, 10:28:18 AM
Don't know if you've seen this, from the 101 Topics:


Beckson Portlights 101 ("removal tool" with pictures and guides for sealants)

http://c34.org/bbs/index.php/topic,3241.0.html

and great installation tips

http://c34.org/bbs/index.php/topic,9437.0.html
Title: Re: Replacement needed for Beckson port in aft cabin
Post by: Whiskymac on May 23, 2019, 10:35:56 AM
Thanks for the links Stu, I have seen them and will be revisiting them.

Jon W, I got my terminology wrong. It is the self drain I need, so the PO512WS20. However no one seems to stock this and is a special order.
It seems quickest and cheapest option is to order the clear lens version from Defender and swap over my old lens. Even if this proves unsatisfactory (cosmetically) I could buy a new smoked lens separately and still save a few dollars over the special order.
Title: Re: Replacement needed for Beckson port in aft cabin
Post by: Noah on May 23, 2019, 12:29:25 PM
Have you tried here?
https://shop.sailboatowners.com
Title: Re: Replacement needed for Beckson port in aft cabin
Post by: Whiskymac on May 23, 2019, 01:47:56 PM
Thanks Noah, yes they do have it but at $180 (with shipping) I think I might still go with the Defender option with my old lens.