Re: [Holder12] Re: inspectio/deck plates/ports do they all leak and which type is best ?
I put two inspection ports (port snd stbd fwd of mast) and have had no leaking or problems. I learned from my hobie cat 18, that the snap-in type do leak and get loose over time. I replaced those with the same screw-in type as I installed on my holder. I also use an ample amount of 5200 when I screw/rivit the plates in place. good luck and injoy your boat.
Does any know where I can get a new mast?
----- Original Message ----
From: danzaharia <danzaharia@...>
Sent: Saturday, May 31, 2008 5:20:24 AM
Subject: [Holder12] Re: inspectio/deck plates/ports do they all leak and which type is best ?
hi Wayne, thank you for your reply
I checked the links and files before posting my question and couldnt
find any comments about leakink but I just wanted to make sure.
I have to decide about size and position. the existing files show 5"
for storage and 4" for ventilation.
Im thinking about 3 X 5"plates (or maybe even 6"?)1 on front bulkhead
(starboard or portside not sure yet) and 2 mid cockpit and no deck plate.
I will probably go with the white ones but black could be an option
as mast/boom/tiller and hobie one lettering are all black.
--- In Holder12@yahoogroup s.com, "Wayne C" <wayne.sc@.. .> wrote:
> Hello Dan,
> The typical deck plate has an O-ring seal. The screw-in type
> the best, though I've not found any to leak if they are treated
> O-rings are replaceable too.
> Popular brands include Beckson, Bowmar, PelPac, Ronstan, RWO,
> SeaDog, but there are quite a few more than these. Check out Duckworks
> supply, Jamestown Distributors, Annapolis Performance Sailing, Layline
> Sailing, West Marine, just for starters. Google "Deck Plate" and
> Port" to find more.
> Google "Beckson" to get a look at the typical installation, I
> have the instructions posted at their website. These will apply in a
> way to most brands.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Holder12@yahoogroup s.com [mailto:Holder12@yahoogroup s.com]On
> Behalf Of danzaharia
> Sent: Friday, May 30, 2008 9:46 AM
> To: Holder12@yahoogroup s.com
> Subject: [Holder12] inspectio/deck plates/ports do they all leak and
> which type is best ?
> I have a hobie one 12 with no deck plates and wish to get to the
> extra storage inside the hull (forward and two sides) but dont know if
> once installed they will leak or not....
> Can anyone recommend which type could be the best choice ?
> thank you
> dan z. westwood, nj
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