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cricket posted 03-16-2002 12:11 PM ET (US)   Profile for cricket   Send Email to cricket  
I purchased a new port side mahogany hold down panel and it has an opening for a biscuit to keep the seat in place. Does anyone know where I can purchase one?
browning20ga posted 03-16-2002 02:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for browning20ga  Send Email to browning20ga     
It's actually just a round hard rubber disk, 1" in diameter and just a hair over 1/4" thick, held in place by a couple brass brads. You should be able to find something that will work at your local hardware store or Home Depot, I know they have thermos plugs that are about the same hardness that you could trim down to fit. I think its only purpose is to keep the seat from ratteling.
Good Luck, Darrell
Bigshot posted 03-18-2002 09:59 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
It keeps the wood just a hair off the glass. Keeps it from rattling, squeeking, and rotting.
Tom W Clark posted 03-18-2002 01:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
It keeps it in contact with the fiberglass, not off the fiberglass. It is an anti-rattle device.

The ones in my 1976 Sport were like little spring loaded rollers much like a closet door detent you install in the top edge of the door. I think there have been several different types of hardware/pads installed by Whaler over the years, so you may be creative in what you choose.

BS, what is in the seat clamps of that 1976 13' you have now?

Bigshot posted 03-18-2002 01:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Little black wheels, not sure about springs. I am missing one I believe.
browning20ga posted 03-18-2002 08:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for browning20ga  Send Email to browning20ga     
The ones I described above were from a '74 13'er. I went out to the shed and pulled one out of an old (original) side rail.
lhg posted 03-18-2002 08:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Plumbers faucet washers will work nicely for one of those applications, either as rollers or discs. They make hundreds of sizes.

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