[Rhodes22-list] Servicing a centerboard from inside on the trailer
Michael D. Weisner
mweisner at ebsmed.com
Wed Apr 25 08:58:36 EDT 2018
Talbot needs a 7" width (the length and thickness are fine), which I have been unable to find. The original 6' x 6" x 3/16" neoprene is still available from MSCDirect.com as part number 83039842 for $23.65. https://www.mscdirect.com/product/details/83039842?rItem=83039842
Once you have the material, simply get out a box cutter and a 1/4" punch and use the existing gasket as a template to cut the "slot". I prefer to use the actual fiberglass trunk as a template to punch the holes, being sure to slightly stretch the material to make sure that the gasket will lay flat when compressed (it expands when compressed).
s/v Wind Lass ('91)
Nissequogue River, NY
From: Rhodes22-list [mailto:rhodes22-list-bounces at rhodes22.org] On Behalf Of Luis Guzman
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Subject: Re: [Rhodes22-list] Servicing a centerboard from inside on the trailer
I’m also looking for the neoprene to make the gasket. My boat is a ’82, and the 5 feet length is fine.
Anyway, let me know what you find, and if I find something I’ll let you know.
Luis A. Guzmán II
> On Apr 24, 2018, at 4:46 PM, talbotpratt <talbotpratt at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Mike,
> Thanks again for the info on the neoprene. The link no longer works,
> but the part number does at McMaster. Unfortunately it's for a 6" width of 3/16" .
> My gasket is 7", measured twice, and when I looked at what 6" would
> cover, and its not enough, barely 1/2" past the holes, and way in from the edge.
> Anyone know where you can find this wider material? Current Gasket is
> 53.75 x 7 x 3/16".
> Mike, I'll bet my fiberglass flange was cut wider that yours. It
> looks hand done and kind of wavy.
> Thanks, Talbot
> Talbot Pratt
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