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Replacement needed for Beckson port in aft cabin
« 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.

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Re: Replacement needed for Beckson port in aft cabin
« Reply #1 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.
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Re: Replacement needed for Beckson port in aft cabin
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2019, 05:49:24 PM »

Thanks.
The hinge broke, presumably I have to buy a whole new port?
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Re: Replacement needed for Beckson port in aft cabin
« Reply #3 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.
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Re: Replacement needed for Beckson port in aft cabin
« Reply #4 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.
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Re: Replacement needed for Beckson port in aft cabin
« Reply #5 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.
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Re: Replacement needed for Beckson port in aft cabin
« Reply #6 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?
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Re: Replacement needed for Beckson port in aft cabin
« Reply #7 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.

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Re: Replacement needed for Beckson port in aft cabin
« Reply #8 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.
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Re: Replacement needed for Beckson port in aft cabin
« Reply #9 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.
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Re: Replacement needed for Beckson port in aft cabin
« Reply #10 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
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Re: Replacement needed for Beckson port in aft cabin
« Reply #11 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.
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Re: Replacement needed for Beckson port in aft cabin
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Re: Replacement needed for Beckson port in aft cabin
« Reply #13 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.
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