Re: Electric heads on Supermaramu
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You are correct. Jabsco changed the base part. I think the change was about 1998.
Kent and Iris,
Thank you. I will look at that bolt.
Interestingly ( annoyingly--as a replacement for your base seems available) I appear to have a slightly different base from that which you show, although our boats are not far apart ( 243 and 302)
Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302 Kilada, Greece
I had the same problem Ian. I did a “temporary” fix with a piece of 1/2” Starboard shaped to span the holes where the break is. To complicate matters further, one of the bolts was seized to the mild steel backing plate and I broke the head
off trying to get it out. The backing plate is quite a bit below the surface, and drilling it out left a hole that was impossible to rethread. I used a Mr Toggle bolt which leaves a reusable female thread below the old backing plate. It has held up beautifully
for ~4 years...we’ll, maybe not aesthetically, but pretty is as pretty does.
Kent & Iris
Well I have not yet bought the new head just decided, that is probably the best option. The reason for the inspection hatch was to get access to the bolt heads below the surface as one of the holes was "enlarged" and had no thread. But to no good for this time
as the hole to fasten the head was down into a hollow beam so no access, but next time it will be easy to attache the new head with the hatch in place.
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