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Stu Jackson

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Re: Beckson Port Advice
« Reply #15 on: April 08, 2017, 04:30:22 PM »

Yes, Stu.  I'm using Dow 795 for the Beckson ports.  Hope that's the right one for this job.

No, it simply isn't.  It is for the fixed portlights, but not for the Becksons.  The ONLY place that I use silicone on my boat is for the Beckson ports, because that's what Beckson says to use.
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Re: Beckson Port Advice
« Reply #16 on: April 09, 2017, 04:35:13 AM »

OK, thanks, Stu.  I must have been confused reading other posts on Beckson ports and thought it was for these also. Further confusing is that Dow 795 is a silicone based sealant (https://www.dowcorning.com/applications/search/default.aspx?r=264en). Guess I'll return it and re-bed next weekend with another silicone. This will give me time to get over frustration and sore thumbs from replacing the Beckson gaskets too  :cry4`.  What a job those were!
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Re: Beckson Port Advice
« Reply #17 on: April 09, 2017, 06:17:53 AM »

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 Guess I'll return it and re-bed next weekend with another silicone.
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Why not keep the 795 "just in case" you ever need to rebed your fixed portlights.  I don't know if it has a "shelf-life," though.

Yes, those gaskets can be a bear.  That's why they invented beer.  :D
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