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Gasket material

Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 1:27 am
by SAMBA
The gasket material around the hull portholes in my 1953 Sedan Cabin Cruiser is stiff and cracking. Any leads on a good source for new gasket material? Local marina was no help.

Re: Gasket material

Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 9:14 pm
by Kerry Price
Since no one has chimed in I would suggest an auto parts retail store. They usually carry gasket material that comes in sheet form or in a roll. I have purchased this in a 12" wide roll but it may be available in wider widths as well.

Re: Gasket material

Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 7:59 pm
by jim g
SAMBA wrote:The gasket material around the hull portholes in my 1953 Sedan Cabin Cruiser is stiff and cracking. Any leads on a good source for new gasket material? Local marina was no help.

If its the same gasket material that the big round hatches on the deck use I can get the original style. It's square shaped.

Re: Gasket material

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:22 am
by SAMBA
Thank you. Jim G., it is the same type as the gasket material on the porthole cover for the deck, but for the through-hull portholes it is a bit larger dimension. You mentioned that you can get it. What is your source?
Thanks so much,
Dan M-- Samba

Re: Gasket material

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:01 am
by boatmanscm
I have had some success for boat windows at a glass shop. you could look online for a good substitute . If that has no luck , try a foam web site you most likely need a closed cell foam, I have used the materials from a wet suit on one project .good luck hope this helps you to find what you need .

Re: Gasket material

Posted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 7:18 pm
by jim g
SAMBA wrote:Thank you. Jim G., it is the same type as the gasket material on the porthole cover for the deck, but for the through-hull portholes it is a bit larger dimension. You mentioned that you can get it. What is your source?
Thanks so much,
Dan M-- Samba
One of the marine wholesalers I deal with.