Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Vibration Mounts for pumps

Kent Robertson

Hadn't thought of that Ian.  Doesn't seem like epoxy would hold onto vibrating rubber very well???  Have you tried that?  Surely I don't have to reinvent the wheel on this little project, there's got to be a source for the old size mounts.

From: "sailw32@... [amelyachtowners]"
To: amelyachtowners@...
Sent: Monday, May 19, 2014 2:25 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Vibration Mounts for pumps

Krusty , If the rubber is good , could you just epoxy the rubber mount onto the existing plates ?  Pat
In a message dated 5/19/2014 12:53:07 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, amelyachtowners@... writes:
Hi, all,
In the process of getting all the rust particles out of the false bottom in the chain locker drain pipe, I had to remove the anchor wash pump.  I found 3 of the 4 vibration mounts had failed.  I've been on line for hours trying to find replacements in stainless without success.  The problem is in the 5/16 (or 8mm?) studs in 1" (25mm) length versus the diameter/height of the rubber isolator.  I can't find anything with 1" studs on both ends that has the rubber diameter of 1" (?25mm) and height of 3/4" (19mm) or anything close enough that would work.  If I go up to 3/8" studs, the diameter of the rubber isolator becomes to wide to fit.  Yes I've tried McMasterCarr, and 8 or 10 other sources.

Has anyone sourced these vibration mounts?  Any reason why I couldn't use the mounts that have female threads on both ends and find some SS 5/16" rod to make my own studs?  Would you use something other than rubber? They come in neoprene, polyurethane, and other more grease/oil resistant than rubber... the failure seems to be the glue between the stud plate and the rubber, the rubber seems to be in pretty good shape.

Kent ("Rusty")
Tiger Point Marina Fernandina Beach FL

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