Stainless Replacement for your Original Plastic Deck Pipe Caps.
The original plastic caps had two issues:
• There were made in Sweden at a latitude similar to Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska. Used in those latitudes they last for years. But use them in lower latitudes and the UV of the sun wreaks havoc on them.
• After a few years, the plastic can develop cracks in the bottom of the winch handle socket that can lead to contamination of your fresh water supply.
Catalina Direct has the solution.
We now offer a direct screw-in replacement for your original plastic caps.
• Custom cast in type 316 stainless steel for increased corrosion resistance.
• Direct screw-in replacement for the original.
• No need to tear into interior cabinetry to gain access to replace the original deck pipe.
• Bold, cast-in labels to help avoid having someone put fuel in the water tank.
• Stainless steel safety chain to prevent loss
• For convenience we even provide a connector to attach the new chain to the existing chain inside of your deck pipe.
If the caps on your boat completely cover the bronze deck pipe flange and use the winch handle as the wrench, these are the correct replacements.
Threaded portions of cap that threads into pipe is 1-13/16" OD, overall width is 3-3/8" OD.
1) Price is for a single cap only... no deck pipe or key.
2) Due to differences in thread pitch this cap is not interchangeable with other designs. It is a suitable replacement only for the plastic caps that were of the same design that covered the entire deck pipe flange and included a recess that provides for the use of a winch handle as the wrench.
3) Some Capri 26 owners and a few early Catalina 30 owners report their water fill deck pipe fits a 1" ID hose rather than the typical 1-1/2" hose. The smaller inside diameter interferes with this stainless deck pipe cap making it incompatible. Confirm you have the 1-1/2" pipe using the photo below under "More Images".
4) At least one Catalina 42 owner has reported that when two deck pipe water caps are mounted next to each other, they can cause an interference issue if there is not 1/8" of gap between the existing caps as the stainless steel caps are about 1/16" larger in diameter than the original plastic caps. If you have two fills next to each other on your boat, ensure that you have the needed clearance for the slightly larger stainless steel caps.