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05-25-2011 06:33 PM
Jolubrle Thanks guys for all the help. I ended up just putting in a new stainless deck fill and cap.

Thanks
05-22-2011 09:08 AM
JimsCAL Here's some possibilities right here from the Sailnet store:

Sailing Hardware: Harken, Lewmar, Schaefer, Forespar. Marine electronics from Raymarine, Garmin, Furuno, more

A similiar search on your favorite marine store (Defender,
West Marine, etc.) will give other choices. Look for the one that matches your other fittings (water and fuel).
05-22-2011 09:02 AM
imagine2frolic You can always stuff a piece of clay to mold to one half of the threads, so you can pull it out, and match it up..........i2f
05-22-2011 08:56 AM
SVAuspicious
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Originally Posted by tap View Post
I don't think the pump out guy used any kind of adapter.
Some pump-out hoses have a rubber conic section that gets pushed into the waste deck fitting. One holds it down to make a good seal.

Other pump-outs have a threaded adapter that is tightened into the deck fitting. The rest of the suction hose snaps onto the threaded adapter.

With respect to your cap, perhaps it is a metric cap? I know mine (Swedish boat) often create some confusion at places that use the threaded adapters. Since Crown's were made in Canada it is conceivable that it is a non-SAE (English) thread and diameter.
05-22-2011 04:29 AM
centaursailor You could also measure the thread form with a thread guage and the outside diameter with a micrometer or vernier. These are common tools in any engineering workshop.
Then either find a suitable cap or nut to blank off.
Safe sailing
05-22-2011 03:51 AM
tap Minnewaska, I don't think the pump out guy used any kind of adapter.

I think Perko has two metal deck fills. One is for hose and one for pipe, with the pipe one being slightly larger.
See these two fills:
Fisheries - Product Detail
Fisheries - Product Detail
Could be one is the one you want and the other isn't. Or maybe they just don't make your cap anymore? You might be able to find one at a consignment store like Second Wave. I managed to find an old Perko pull ring that was designed to fit into my anchor locker lid that way.

Or just get a new deck fill. Just the cap for the Perko pipe fill is $44, while you can get a 316 stainless Sea-Dog deck fill, with a cap, for $16 or $22 depending on if it's for pipe or hose. It's like $5 for a plastic fill.
05-21-2011 10:00 PM
Minnewaska Got it the first time. Ask the pump out guy about the adapter he used to pump you out, then look it up on the internet. Or change out the deck fitting (ie the part the cap screws in to) to something more common.
05-21-2011 01:52 PM
Jolubrle I'm sorry maybe I didn't explain it well enough. The cap I need to replace is the one on the boat that seals up the hole you pump out of. It is a threaded cap that screws in to the fitting on the boat that closes the hole.
05-16-2011 11:13 AM
arf145 Hmmm, our marina's pump-out is just a tapered rubber nozzle you shove in the waste outlet--threads not important.
05-16-2011 07:43 AM
Minnewaska I'm assuming it isn't that unusual or the pump out guy wouldn't have had an adapter. Maybe they could tell you what the thread pattern was and search for one on the internet.

Another option is to swap out the deck fitting for something that takes a cap you can more easily locate. You may find a marina or two along the way that will help you drop that cap in the drink, so having a spare is helpful.
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