- Changing the base of the WC on an older SM
Re: Changing the base of the WC on an older SM
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I had to change mine several years ago. I took a piece of Starboard and mounted the WC to that, then tapped and mounted that to the original base. It actually worked better as it raised the height a tad, making it more comfortable to sit on. Just my 2 cents.
Sharki #163 1988
Hi Ian. There is access via a small cover. You will need a ring spanner with tape to catch the nut from underneath the floor.
This is on a sm251
On Wed, 16 Sep 2020 at 8:00 pm, ianjenkins1946
Some time back I wrote that the base of one of our WCs ( Jabsco 37255 )was starting to crack. Unfortunately, the replacement base ( Part no.37004-1000 ) has its anchoring holes in different places that the original. This is a problem when you can't access
the underneath of the fibreglass platform to which the base is bolted.
The same guy, Neil, as mentioned in my previous email, has a solution which involves drilling a hole wide enough to get the bolt through and then to fix the bolt in place and fill the hole. He will do the work this winter so I will report back on how it goes.
For those in this area, my experience of Neil ( who recently replaced the seals on the gearbox on the main and also stripped down and rebuilt the gearbox on the main outhaul ) is good. He works with FYS yacht services, owned by Christian Grunert, an Austrian,
in Porto Helli. They are full of work. See
Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Kilada
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