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Winch Handle-Type Deck Fills - Where to Buy?

Greetings all:

Have looked without success for a place to purchase winch handle-type (star) stainless steel caps for deck fills. Hood Yacht Systems claims to carry some (H6546-10), but I'm stumped where to turn. The ideal would be to simply replace the SS cap on my 1-1/2" hose DIESEL fill with a winch-handle type, but that may be asking too much?? May have to purchase the whole assembly? Thoughts??
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Re: Winch Handle-Type Deck Fills - Where to Buy?

I ignored this at first because I thought someone might have an actual answer but as no one replied I’ll tell you what I know.

These are much more common in Europe. The star type fills on Beneteau, Jeanneau etc. are made by Amiot. You can get replacement caps but I think you will find that they are metric thread and only fit Amiot fills. Vetus, Plastimo and several others also make star cap fills but I suspect you will find the same thing. Catalina Direct has color coded caps in plastic that work with the fills that were used on some Catalinas but I have no idea if they would work for you – might be worth a phone call. BTW stainless fills with color coded plastic caps seems to be the trend and in the U.K. at least, the usually term is “deck filler” – might help in a search.

Hope that’s of some help – Good luck.
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Re: Winch Handle-Type Deck Fills - Where to Buy?

mako manufacturing makes some Mako Manufacturing 30402 Diesel Deck Fill 2" With Star Cap - Poco Marine
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That's not a winch handle star - it only has six points.

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Re: Winch Handle-Type Deck Fills - Where to Buy?

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That's not a winch handle star - it only has six points.

Geoff:
Thanks for the guidance - and good observation on that "star" unit (good luck getting a winch handle into that one!). I was aware of the Amiot units, and will probably wind up going in that direction. My goal is to simplify and eliminate the need for deck key (spanner) wrenches. In addition, the winch handle - type adds (somewhat) to security (you can't open them with a screwdriver) without the need for specialized locking caps and keys.
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Re: Winch Handle-Type Deck Fills - Where to Buy?

Call Beneteau customer service here in the U.S.

I'm in the process of replacing all my aluminum ones with stainless steel. (After 13 years, the aluminum ones get dificult to open.)

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