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Ray posted 09-20-2002 09:20 PM ET (US)   Profile for Ray   Send Email to Ray  
The sump covers on my 25' Revenge 1985 are rotting and need to be replace. They appear to be 5-ply mahogany 1/2" plywood. There is one one each side near the stern and are hinged, about 5"x6" and attached to a stationary piece of plywood flush with the floor. Where can I purchase plywood similar to this?
Thanks for any help.
jimp posted 09-21-2002 11:41 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimp  Send Email to jimp     
Ray -

I replaced the covers in my 1990 Revenge 22 with 1/2" white Starboard. Looks great. I'll send a picture to your email address on Monday.

As you've probably read, Starboard is very easy to work with, and needs no maintenance. I did have to re-route the fuel line on the starboard side, but that was very easy.

Juneau has a very wet climate (90+ inches of rain per year) and the plywood covers self-destructed. I also replaced my rod holders with it.


daverdla posted 09-21-2002 12:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for daverdla  Send Email to daverdla     
My montauk came with the cover made out of that white plastic cutting board material. I didn't realize it until I had to remove it. It's great. Also good for cleaning really small fish:)
bob1008 posted 09-21-2002 12:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for bob1008  Send Email to bob1008     

Please email me the pictures also. I have the same model and the same problem as Ray.

rubadub555 posted 09-21-2002 02:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for rubadub555  Send Email to rubadub555     
I replaced my sump cover with a home-made replica of white Sea Teak. Like Starboard, easy to work and durable.
Ray posted 09-22-2002 08:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ray  Send Email to Ray     
Does starboard come in 1/2" thickness? Sounds like the way to go if I can find the size to match.
jimp posted 09-22-2002 10:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimp  Send Email to jimp     
Ray -

Yup, comes in 1/2" in several colors. I got mine from either West Marine or Boat/US. Check their on-line catalogs.


JimCha posted 09-23-2002 12:38 AM ET (US)     Profile for JimCha  Send Email to JimCha     
I used black 1/2 inch starboard. Doesn't show dirt or stains as much as white starboard. With router and table saw fairly easy job.
rmart posted 09-23-2002 11:45 AM ET (US)     Profile for rmart  Send Email to rmart     
Could any of you email me a pic of your sump covers (even if it is a pic of a rotten cover). I just purchased a 87' Outrage 18 and there was no sump cover. I was going to build one myself (probably using mahogany) and would love to see what these were supposed to look like from the factory.

Thanks in advance.

Ray posted 09-25-2002 09:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ray  Send Email to Ray     
JimP sent me pics of this starboard replacement sump covers... Look great so I am doing the very same thing..Does anybody know which brand and color match an 85 whaler best?
BabySitter posted 09-26-2002 12:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for BabySitter  Send Email to BabySitter     
I believe the 18 OR sump cover was teak plywood. Could not find any for a re-fit so I veneered some 1/2" duraply with 16" cabinetmaker's mahogany veneer. Used polyurethane glue then applied hi-gloss varnish. Not original but looks good with the mahogany plywood rod holders.
Gep posted 09-26-2002 02:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for Gep  Send Email to Gep     
I have a '81 Outrage with the bilge/sump cover missing, and would like to replace it also.
If anybody could e-mail me a picture of what they look like I would appreciate it.
ratherwhalering posted 09-26-2002 03:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for ratherwhalering  Send Email to ratherwhalering     
I replaced the sump cover in my Montauk with transparent acrilic (smoked). It is scratch resistant (so far), and I can readily see into the sump for any potential problems. Looks cool too. Cost was $9.00 at Tap Plastics. I brought the crusty, old, plywood cover in, and they cut to fit. Perfect fit BTW. Used rubber washers under the ss finishing washers.

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