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171RE: [j4x-owners-group] Re: J/40 Deck plate over rudder post

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  • Doug Duke
    Jan 5, 2010
      Do you need an account to order from Lewis?


      --- On Tue, 1/5/10, Paul Lever <paullever@...> wrote:

      From: Paul Lever <paullever@...>
      Subject: RE: [j4x-owners-group] Re: J/40 Deck plate over rudder post
      To: j4x-owners-group@yahoogroups.com, j4x-owners-group@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Tuesday, January 5, 2010, 6:11 PM


      I just ordered a new Viking deck plate from Lewis Marine that Thomas pointed out. It was less than $35. I was going to just put sealing goop on plate, but when I went to pull it off the handle broke. Time for a new one. They have a couple of dozen in stock.

      At 06:23 PM 12/20/2009, William Stellin wrote:


      Mine leaked as well on Jaywalker, J/42 hull #6 1991. I got fed up with it and sealed it with a light coating around the rim with bedding compound. I can still take it off if I ever need to, but after 31,000 miles and 14 years, I have never had to get to the top of the rudder post except to change the lower bearing once about 4 years ago.
      Bill Stellin

      To: j4x-owners-group@ yahoogroups. com
      From: douglasduke@ bellsouth. net
      Date: Sun, 20 Dec 2009 21:06:23 +0000
      Subject: [j4x-owners- group] Re: J/40 Deck plate over rudder post

      Thanks for all the quick responses. The original deck plate was "fixed" with a smaller one that fits inside the old plate opening. There is no way to properly seal it without installing a new one. So far I haven't been able to find an exact replacement. I think I might end up using a thin 1/4" piece of Starboard cut to fit the recessed hole. I'll post a pic if I can.

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