Tag Archives: gasket

Adding Transom Handles

Cheap.  Strong.  Transom handles serve many uses.  Being steel I cut out and added rubber gaskets cut from an inner tube to protect the aluminum and provide a barrier between these two metals.

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Seat Storage Deck Plate Installed

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Today I installed the deck plate on the centre seat.  This covers the in-seat storage compartment.

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It’s a farm, so I keep all sorts of discarded items. Used tire inner tubes work well as gaskets once cut and washed.
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After drilling the mounting holes I stretched a rubber gasket over the edge of the rim of the deck plate. Then this was bolted to the seat along with the rim using stainless steel bolts and nylon watered lock nuts.
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Then the rubber was trimmed from the rim leaving a nice, finished look and a water-tight seal under the deck plate.
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Deck plate and gasket close-up.
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Finished installation.