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Watertight deck fittings

Bob S

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Sep 27, 2007
1,584
Beneteau 393 New Bedford, MA
Has anyone found a a source for the rubber grommets used on this style fitting? Mine are pretty shot and would like to replace them rather than buying a new fitting.
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Feb 20, 2011
7,463
Island Packet 35 Tucson, AZ/San Carlos, MX
Some rubber compression fittings meant for plumbing applications could do in a pinch, no?
Certainly depends on diameter.
 

capta

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Jun 4, 2009
3,911
Pearson 530 Admiralty Bay, Bequia SVG
Have you contacted the manufacturer? Whitecap Waterproof Cable Outlet and Plug Assembly?
 

DougM

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Jul 24, 2005
1,894
Beneteau 323 Manistee, MI
I have found similat grommets at a hardware store. They generally have a section of drawer-like boxes in the nuts and bolts section with all kinds of small odds and ends in metal, plastic, rubber, etc.
In a pinch, I have remporarily used a dab of silicone sealer in the fitting.It works and you can still get it apart if necessary.
 

Ward H

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Nov 7, 2011
2,697
Catalina 30 Mk II Barnegat, NJ
Even on new fittings of that type, I've doubled up by using butyl tape. I would probably just use the butyl tape if the supplied grommet went missing or was bad.
 
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Bob S

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Sep 27, 2007
1,584
Beneteau 393 New Bedford, MA
Thanks everyone, Capta, I took your advise and called Whitecap. Great people if I can plug them here, they are mailing 5 grommets to me no charge. This is a new to me 15 year old boat which was commissioned by the dealer that I bought her from. They reused the beat up grommets with silicone. They looked terrible when I hauled her. I store her inland and remove the mast. I'm sure this is a .10 part if I can find an equivalent. He suggested I bring one to Grainger or McMaster Carr if I needed any other size. He also said a rubber Oring/grommet/compression fitting would probably work.