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Old 01-08-2016, 14:37   #1
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Where to buy Dorade accessories?

After a fruitless search on the internet I humbly turn to you...

I need to replace the 5" plastic collar that fits on the dorade box that the cowl fits into. Tried Defender, Fisheries Supply, EBay, Amazon, and 2 local chandleries. Either they don't have it or they want to sell me the whole shebang -, cowl, collar everything for $$$$.

Any suggestions? Thanks
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Re: Where to buy Dorade accessories?

Who made your vents?

Ours are Marinco.....vetus, sea dog, and others also make plastic vents. And all with different rings.


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Re: Where to buy Dorade accessories?

Not sure, no name on either the cowl or collar. Boat built 1981 in Richmond BC.

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Re: Where to buy Dorade accessories?

Hmmm, no idea. It looks fairly standard, but I've not found a manufacturer yet that has the exact same mounting system as the other.


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Re: Where to buy Dorade accessories?

Thanks anyway, everything on this boat seems to be off the beaten track, not regulation, odd sized, you name it.

I'm going to get out the Gorilla Glue and see if I can seal up the cracks and then paint it. Ooops, sorry Sail Monkey, no offense to your relations....
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Re: Where to buy Dorade accessories?

Gorillas......close cousins, nothing more


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Re: Where to buy Dorade accessories?

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After a fruitless search on the internet I humbly turn to you...

I need to replace the 5" plastic collar that fits on the dorade box that the cowl fits into. Tried Defender, Fisheries Supply, EBay, Amazon, and 2 local chandleries. Either they don't have it or they want to sell me the whole shebang -, cowl, collar everything for $$$$.

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Re: Where to buy Dorade accessories?

As a suggestion, try "Minnie's Yacht Surplus" (or close to that) in Newport Beach, Ca. You can google them. They have an excellent website and will take phone calls to help find what you're looking for. They'll know whether they have what you need. Cheers, Bob
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Old 02-08-2016, 10:46   #9
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Re: Where to buy Dorade accessories?

looks like a larger version of the Nicro-Fico cowls on my boat.
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Re: Where to buy Dorade accessories?

So you have the old one - right? And it's cracked? WHy not have one made? What do you think one should cost? Looks completely straightforward to me although the picture is small. Probably cost an arm and a leg if you had me make it but there's alternatives.

If it's made out of ABS there's MEK (a solvent) that melts ABS parts. So you can dribble some MEK in the cracks and they will weld back together as the MEK evaporates. A chemical weld - Could be as good as new.

Also there are plastic welders out there that use heat to melt the parts together at the crack - hopefully with some filler rod of the same material. The challenge is to figure out what material it's made of. The usual choices for something like that would be abs, pvc, acetal ( and unlikely uhmw).

I recently bought an epoxy labelled "for plastics" at a hardware store chain (Doit Best). I couldn't figure out what my parts were made so welding wasn't working. The epoxy worked great - the temporary fix I made with the epoxy (this wasn't the usual boat epoxy) is holding up to this day and the replacement part I ordered is being saving for the day the epoxied part finally does fail.

You could fix the cracks and use it as filler where needed and fix it up yourself and likely do a great job if you haven't found a replacement.

I work with plastics every day and I was impressed with this epoxy - it way exceeded my expectations.
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Re: Where to buy Dorade accessories?

Sidebar... settle an argument for me (e.g. prove my wife is right, again)... is it pronounced dough-raid or dough-rod or dough-rod-ey?
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Re: Where to buy Dorade accessories?

Check with Bacon Sails n Annapolis. They have a wide collection of used items "parted out" from old boats. If an online search is fruitless, call them and speak to Steve or Gavin. They know their stock.

Btw, it is "dough-raid".
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Re: Where to buy Dorade accessories?

doh rad, actually
find deck plates to fit--those are found with and without threads. good luck. measurements are at the base of the cowl vent, not the opening. so they are 3 inch or 4 inch deck plates you seek. the dorade is the box on which the cowl vent sits
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Re: Where to buy Dorade accessories?

Thanks everyone. The plastic collar that fits into the dorade box is 5" - know because replaced two of them with solar vents for the new composting heads. The collars have 6 screw holes. The top opening (air intake) is 7.5" top to bottom and 6.5" laterally. I'm going to try all the recommended places and if no joy (they really look like crap after 35 years of sun) I'm going to attempt a repair.

I'm actually kind of loving this problem solving - never been my strong point before (or only crossword type stuff). I might actually postpone that Alzheimers a year or two if I keep learning new things.
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