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Old 09-07-2016, 13:56   #1
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Deck fill cap

We own a 2012 Lipari. Lost my water tank fill cap overboard. Been looking on West Marine, Defender, etc but can't find the replacement.

I can't be the only one to lose one. Can anyone direct me to a source?

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Old 09-07-2016, 15:39   #2
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We own a 2012 Lipari. Lost my water tank fill cap overboard. Been looking on West Marine, Defender, etc but can't find the replacement.

I can't be the only one to lose one. Can anyone direct me to a source?

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Amiot Deck Fills

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Old 09-07-2016, 16:16   #3
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Re: Deck fill cap

Is it one of these?

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That's it. Thanks guys


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Re: Deck fill cap

As a follow up, I contacted Rig Rite over the weekend by email. Received their quote and placed the order yesterday.

UPS delivered my part today.

Others have complained about their service. I can't see how they could have done better.


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Re: Deck fill cap

Are these deck fill caps not a standard size that can be picked up at West Marine or such?
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Are these deck fill caps not a standard size that can be picked up at West Marine or such?



It's not just the size - the cap has a standard winch handle keying instead of those PITA "slot with a small hole at each end" which requires a dedicated key or a jury rigged opener.
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Re: Deck fill cap

Here is a similar type,as used on my Danish boat.
https://www.force4.co.uk/department/brands/easy.html


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Re: Deck fill cap

These are a great idea! As a commercial operator and delivery skipper for many years, I cannot tell you the number of times an experienced crew member lost the key overboard to either water or diesel! Myself included...
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It's not just the size - the cap has a standard winch handle keying instead of those PITA "slot with a small hole at each end" which requires a dedicated key or a jury rigged opener.
Except that the socket in the cap isn't deep enough and the shaft on the winch handle has both a twist lock on the tip, plus tapered tip, so mostly what happens is the winch handle slips in the cap socket and both get worn out. This is what I'm dealing with now and have to use the two-flathead-screwdriver-technique to open the caps I'd need to get a proper flush ended winch handle in order to not have this problem, which takes me right back to having a dedicated "slot with two holes" tool. Never ending cycle.

Next problem is the deck fill spout is a polymer, so the cap can not be metal or I'll risk stripping the spout. Maybe something to change out later, but I'm in no hurry there.
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