|The only cure for seasickness
is to sit on the shady side of
an old church in the country.
|There are good ships and
there are wood ships,
The ships that sail the sea.
But the best ships are
friendships, and may they
|God is good, but never
dance in a small boat.
|Nothing works on an old boat
except its owner.
|Land is nothing more than
a navigational hazard.
|Life’s a reach; then you gybe.
Quips & Toasts
Measuring ports — how to measure portholes and determine correct PortVisor™ sizes
Manufacturer websites — complete details about portlights. Some companies also sell
replacement parts (i.e. hinges, lenses, knobs, and gaskets) for their portholes.
• Beckson plastic portlights
• Bomar portlights, made by Pompanette
• Fuller plastic ports no longer made
• Goïot aluminum portlights (used to make plastic style)
• Gray [Grey] molded plastic portlights, made by Pompanette
• Hood portholes, made by Pompanette and combined with Bomar
• Lewmar products, including metal portholes
• Maxwell hatches and portlights
• Moonlight portholes
• New Found Metals stainless and bronze ports
• Pompanette is the parent company of Bomar / Gray / Hood
• Rutgerson products, including portholes
• Spartan bronze portholes
• SCM portlights from Italy
• Vetus aluminum and stainless portlights
PORTVISOR™ RAIN GUARDS
Boats using PortVisors™ — over 400 different manufacturers
Customers' boats (make, model, length, year) with sizes ordered, arranged by 100+ customers' photos — Flotilla
boat manufacturer: A-B, C-D, E-H, I-M, N-Z.
Replacement 3M VHB PortVisor tape — 3M VHB #4991, .25" wide
5yd roll from Amazon
Free S&H with Amazon Prime
Print our Re-taping Instructions to make the job easier and last a long time
Who buys our rain shields? ... PortVisor™ customers by the numbers
Screens of Schooner Bay
Handcrafted screens for Spartan portholes, which are used on Cape Dorys, Pacific
Seacraft, and other yachts. Keep the bugs out in style.
One of the most comprehensive and authoritative weather sites. It monitors
conditions and forecasts for over 60,000 US and international cities. They have
countless features. Especially good for tropical storm coverage.
Tide and Current Predictor
Create a customized link to find tide information for the location, dates, and time
period of your choice. Numerous display options are available.
This comprehensive resource is designed for part-time cruisers but the well-written
info is ideal for full-time cruisers, too. It thoroughly covers everything and anything
you need to know ... even how to install PortVisors.
A directory where boaters can compare boats, charters, products, and information
sources available on the web.
PANELVISOR™ ENGINE PROTECTORS
OTHER RESOURCES & BUSINESSES