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prm1177 posted 08-10-2005 05:43 PM ET (US)   Profile for prm1177   Send Email to prm1177  
I am looking to renew the seals on my Conquest 23's 4 round Inspection Ports (2 in deck above the fuel tanks and two in the transom area) and for the rectangular battery access hatch. Anyone know the manufacturer of these and if I can get just the rubber seals to replace? This is preventative maintenance. Current seals look OK, but then seals always do just before they fail.

Paul

bsmotril posted 08-10-2005 06:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for bsmotril  Send Email to bsmotril     
Keep them lubed with auto silicone weatherstrip lubricant, and they will last a lot longer. Beckson has replacment gaskets on page 4 of their price list:
http://www.beckson.com/PRICE2005.pdf

BillS

BW23 posted 08-10-2005 07:17 PM ET (US)     Profile for BW23  Send Email to BW23     
I recently contacted Whaler Customer service for the same gaskets and here is their reply.
I've contacted the mfg. and they are sending replacements..free of charge.

My 97 23' CON uses the PLT-8 access plate in the transom. well.


Dave,

This is a Viking brand utility hatch, size: 13" X 23" Boston Whaler
part #682302. (I believe it is a Viking #1191.)
You may contact Lina Velasco at Viking Manufacturing in Long Beach, CA,
toll free @ 1-888-268-3387 regarding the gasket.


Dave,

Following are the round access plates in your boat. The 5" dia. Beckson
has the Boston Whaler logo embossed on the cover.
Normally these two manufacturers to not retail their products; however,
they should provide you information about the nearest distributor for your
area.

BW Part # Description Mfgr Part # Mfgr
1016153 ACCESS PLATE, POLYPROP TWIST-OUT 5" DP50-38/BOST
BECKSON MARINE, Bridgeport, CT, Matt Reed, 203-333-1412
1068659 ACCESS PLATE, POLYPROP TWIST-OUT 8" PTL 8 WHITE
VIKING MFG

prm1177 posted 08-10-2005 07:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for prm1177  Send Email to prm1177     
Thanks, Bill. I would have emailed you but didn't want to keep asking questions. By the way, everyone who's been on the Conquest thinks I bought it new.
prm1177 posted 08-10-2005 07:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for prm1177  Send Email to prm1177     
Thanks, Dave. The utility hatch would have been the difficult one.
BW23 posted 08-14-2005 11:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for BW23  Send Email to BW23     
I installed the 2 rounds gaskets this past weekend. The rectangle hatch is another story.
The gasket is realitively easy to install. Once installed I could not get the hatch to compress the new gasket enough to engage the twist T handles.

BillS,
Any suggestions??

Dave

bsmotril posted 08-15-2005 03:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for bsmotril  Send Email to bsmotril     
I never had to replace the gaskets, so I have no past experience to draw on. But, being they are rubber, heat, and lubricant would be the two things I would try together to get them to fully compress into the groove and allow the latches to lock.

Paul,
I really missed that boat the last two weekends. The gulf was flat, less than 1 foot seas. And the boats coming in had loads of blackfin tuna and red snapper. I have a charter booked this weekend with some friends on a triple engined Fountain center console. Should be interesting...

BillS

sflnative posted 11-26-2005 05:39 AM ET (US)     Profile for sflnative  Send Email to sflnative     
How do you get the gaskets to stay? Even with four hands the gasket keeps snapping back and won't stay in the groove long enough for me to even get the lid on to compress it. I used silicone lube, and even tried stretching it. I have a 23 Conquest I bought 2nd hand and one gasket is missing, and I figured since they were cheap I'd replace them all. Is there a special adhesive? I was thinking contact cement.
bsmotril posted 11-26-2005 04:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for bsmotril  Send Email to bsmotril     
Use Weatherstipping adhesive available from any autoparts store. It is just like contact cement, only applied via a tube versus a brush. You'll have to thoroughly clean off any silicone lube from the contact surfaces first to get a good bond with the adhesive. BillS
bsmotril posted 11-26-2005 04:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for bsmotril  Send Email to bsmotril     
Use Weatherstipping adhesive available from any autoparts store. It is just like contact cement, only applied via a tube versus a brush. You'll have to thoroughly clean off any silicone lube from the contact surfaces first to get a good bond with the adhesive. BillS

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