Freedom 21 Port lights

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Freedom 21 Port lights

Postby Olive's Rose » Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:49 pm

Does any Freedom 21 owner recommend a particular source and/or brand of replacement port lights. My originals leak badly and I don't see a source of the seals on the WWW.
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Re: Freedom 21 Port lights

Postby CaptLen » Fri Sep 16, 2016 10:56 pm

Two possibilities- replace with new ports such as those from Newfound Metals- very high quality SS. I did thismon my previous Freedom. This Freedom I simply bought gasket material that did not match the original from Defender and it has worked perfectly. Simply remove old gasket, clean and stick on new. No leaks.
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Re: Freedom 21 Port lights

Postby Olive's Rose » Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:33 am

I will try that, thanks
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Re: Freedom 21 Port lights

Postby Jesse » Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:43 pm

Olivia,

The port lights on my F21 were leaking. The original caulking between the port light and the cabin had eroded over time. In some places there was even a noticeable gap. I simply coated the area where the port light meets the boat as well as any joins in the port light with a liberal application of some marine caulking / sealant that I bought at Home Depot. I did this in November and so far the boat has been bone dry though several winter storms (I am keeping the boat in the water over the winter). Come spring, I will reassess, but so far this seems to be working.

Oh, I should not that I did the caulking from the outside so that any water that did get in would drain through as opposed to sitting and rotting between the port light and the cabin.
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