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3156Re: [SabreSailboat] Re: Emergency Tiller Access Plate - S34 MkI

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  • Greg Allen
    May 1 11:09 AM
      That is pretty easy to look at .. Thanks


      On May 1, 2006, at 1:29 PM, Eric wrote:

      > Dave:
      >
      > You could do something like this:
      > http://spirit.the-millers.org/EmergencyTiller1.jpg
      >
      > Eric
      > Sabre 30 #36 "Spirit"
      > West River, MD
      >
      >
      > --- In Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com, dave@... wrote:
      >>
      >> All,
      >> Full agreement with the problem(s)!
      >>
      >> I used some rope caulk from Ace Hardware to replace the grey stuff
      >> that
      >> was leaking. Probably because I'd opened it up to see how it
      >> works! The
      >> idea of smashing through the plate in an emergency is plausable
      >> but just
      >> what you'd need in a real emergency (not).
      >>
      >> I've considered replacing it with a small spin-off deck plate.
      >>
      >> dge
      >>
      >>> Carter:
      >>>
      >>> I think the reason the original cover was made of cheap plastic
      > was so
      >>> that in an emergency, you could just bash it with the end of the
      >>> emergency tiller. At least that's what I was told.
      >>>
      >>> Eric
      >>> Sabre 30 #36 "Spirit"
      >>> West River, MD
      >>>
      >>> --- In Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com, Carter Brey wrote:
      >>>>
      >>>> Greg,
      >>>>
      >>>> I'm just about to replace mine and was wondering the same
      > thing. It's
      >>>> not the greatest design, is it? Mine had broken at the edges from
      >>>> pressure stress at the fasteners as well as the kicking and
      > scraping of
      >>>> innumerable boat shoes. On my new one, I'm using finishing
      > washers to
      >>>> spread the load a bit, rather than chamfering the screw holes.
      >>>>
      >>>> I'm thinking that the simplest solution might be to spread a
      > thin layer
      >>>> of silicone on the bottom of the plate as well as in the screw
      > holes.
      >>>> Adhesion is not an issue, just sealing against water intrusion.
      > In the
      >>>> rare and unlikely event that you need to pop it open, you could
      > just
      >>>> re-seal it the same way after scraping off the old silicone.
      >>>>
      >>>> I was also considering some sort of thin rubber gasket, but I'm not
      >>> sure
      >>>> such a thing would make as good a seal, considering the molded-in
      >>>> nonskid surrounding the hole.
      >>>>
      >>>> As someone else on the list has pointed out, it's a darkly
      > funny fact
      >>>> that any situation requiring use of the emergency tiller would most
      >>>> likely be one in which fumbling for and with a screwdriver
      > would not be
      >>>> the helmsman's first priority. Some kind of tool-less release
      > mechanism
      >>>> would be a welcome improvement.
      >>>>
      >>>> Best regards,
      >>>> Carter Brey
      >>>> s/v Delphine
      >>>> 1982 S28 II #532
      >>>> City Island, NY
      >>>
      >>
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      Greg Allen
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