Where Credit is Due: January 2013
I purchased PortVisors from Seaworthy Goods (www.seaworthygoods.com) for all of my portholes and installed them per their directions. Just a few weeks later, I was disappointed to find two had come off and fallen overboard while the boat sat idle in its slip.
I wrote Seaworthy Goods and asked whether they could offer any insight into why the PortVisors came off, and they replied: “This is a normal installation, from which we would not expect bonding failure. The fact that the failure occurred while the boat was idle indicates there is a problem with the initial bond of the tape to the cabin surface.” Seaworthy offered tips to avoid poor bonding, and offered to replace the lost PortVisors or to refund their cost. I requested and received the replacement PortVisors, and have had no trouble whatsoever with them.
Perspective, Nordic 44
San Francisco Bay, Calif.
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