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DanaDragoon 01-08-2008 08:03 PM

Outstanding fill cap design - but where?
 
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Does anyone know where I might find these fill caps(picture)? Preferably in
stainless however plated is ok too.

What an outstanding design. Covers the ugly fill top and opens with the winch
handle for real opening power and reliability.

I have found plastic caps on Catalina Direct, but they want $18 each plus shipping, for plastic.

The ones I have on now are those plastic ones and they're toast.

If anyone knows who\where I might find fill caps like this, please let me know.

sailingdog 01-08-2008 08:26 PM

Vetus makes them. You'd need to contact them to find a distributor.

artbyjody 01-08-2008 08:33 PM

Fisheries: Norm without LED (Vetus)_$60


Fisheries Supply has something similiar with LED for NMEA ($$):

http://www.fisheriessupply.com/onlin...10-D38_WPM.jpg

Rockter 01-08-2008 08:40 PM

Does anyone seriously think that LED will last in that sun-exposed and seawater wet environment?

And it's $300.

Not I.

sailingdog 01-08-2008 08:48 PM

I prefer keyless deckfill caps, like this one:

http://www.defender.com/images/303327.jpg

Sasha_V 01-08-2008 08:54 PM

If you have the fill cap in a corner of the cockpit floor or similar than the winch handle version will not be great...but if it is up on the moulded combing like mine, it could be perfect...providing some guest does not think it is something they need to "adjust" while they already have the winch handle in their hand and as we are sailing along. "I sheeted in the headsail, and I tightened up that other thing a couple of turns as well" "Other thing???"

:)

Sasha

sailingdog 01-08-2008 09:01 PM

Sasha-

LOL... I can see that happening... that could be bad... especially, if the crew is larger and stronger than you and decides to tighten it up just a bit. With a 10" winch handle, you could probably screw things up pretty badly.

DanaDragoon 01-08-2008 10:38 PM

Caps only
 
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Yes, the ones in the Vetus catalog. Perfect.

Caps only, not the fills. And must cover the entire fill, not inset. Now I just need to figure out if they will fit a Capri 26 fills (same as 270 fills).

I have the silly plastic ones (picture) and need stainless.

Thanks for the info.

sailingdog 01-08-2008 10:46 PM

Umm.. they have them in stainless on page 96 or so.

Correction: Page 91 mentions them in SS.

DanaDragoon 01-08-2008 11:54 PM

Yes, page 91. That's what I said, perfect. Just have to fit them.
Thanks again, I had the roughest time finding these, and I looked everywhere.


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