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Porthole windows stuck shut

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  1. Zud

    Zud Member

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    Any miracle ideas to unstick porthole windows that seem stuck to the rubber seals...would like some fresh air !
  2. 30West

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    Pictures?

    Spray Windex through the screen from the outside, keep it wet, works better on a cool, damp day.

    Window trim knives are bent to get behind glass, might be what you need.
  3. Zud

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    Thanks, 30West, will give it a shot tomorrow
  4. T.K.

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    Have you tried pushing them in from the outside? Take a dinghy alongside the boat and give it a try. Make sure the catches are open.
  5. Capt J

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    Neptunus used a lot of non opening portholes. But if they have the dogs on the inside, then it's just a stuck gasket. I think you can run a thin putty knife between the porthole and gasket on the inside to help break them loose.
  6. Zud

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    Captain J, thanks, they do have the dogs hence my newbie assumption that they open. I think a combo of the windex, helping from outside, thanks T.K., as well as the thin razor knife should do the trick. Hope so as I hate to waste the cool breezes mother nature is supplying us with. Don ???

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