one functioning bronze porthole?
This may sound like an odd ball request but I'll give it a go anyway,
I am in need of one functioning round bronze porthole no larger then 11 inches nor any smaller then 6 inches in diameter(inside diameter,that is).
Perhaps one of you may have just such an item stowed away in the barn/cellar/garage or under your bed and now find yourself no longer needing such a portlight since you've bought a different boat,chose to build a different boat,no longer want to build a boat etc....
In any case, it does not have to be new,have a glass in it or even the screen,as I can polish it,get a glass cut for it and build a screen for it. It just has to open smoothly and no longer be of any use to you.
It will be used to shed some light and air in the head compartment on board a 31' Bolger estuary cruiser I am presently completing. Now that I think about it, an old used tarnished porthole would probably suit the period styling I am aiming for best.
I have gone a searching around the Montreal region but keep coming up with silly bar room porthole mirrors......out of copper! I am looking for the real thing.
And finally, while a freebee is every builders dream when it comes to bits and pieces, and I am not immune to the allure of that dream, I am willing to pay a fair price and shipping for same.
I won't be needing to install it much before another month,so there is lots of time to go rifling around the attic,barn,cellar etc etc...:-)
Thanks for reading this.
Do it,do it,do it,do it,do it,do it,do it,now!
This boat was built with ten thumbs.No fingers were harmed in anyway.