Re: Gib Track Plugs


Mark Erdos
 

Thanks Danny. I have a dremel tool bit I think will work well to clean the holes. Just to clarify, you didn’t coat the plugs with anything? And they have lasted well?

 

 

I do believe there is more than one size. Maud asked me to measure the holes to make certain she shipped the correct ones.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of Danny and Yvonne SIMMS
Sent: Wednesday, December 9, 2020 8:17 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Gib Track Plugs

 

Hi Mark,

I replaced mine with the plugs from Amel. Very happy with the result. I cleaned out the holes and tapped the new plugs in with a rubber hammer. Takes a while digging the old and crumbling plugs but after 18 years I guess the plugs had done well. In the dark recesses of my mind there is a memory that there are two sizes. Not sure about that though.

Regards

Danny

SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 09 December 2020 at 16:16 Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

I am getting ready to tackle a project I have been putting off for a while. I need to replace the screw cover plugs in the genoa track. I would like to get this right the first time and not have to redo this.

 

I ordered plugs from Amel. I was sent white semi opaque plugs the exact size of the hole. I am not sure these are going to have much UV protection so I have a question to those who have done this. Did you cover or treat the top of the plug with something such as paint before installation?

 

I have some Dow 737 goop to seal the plugs (this was recommended on this forum). I do not think this has any UV protection properties, so again, the same question. How do I protect the plug?

 

Many thanks.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 


 


 

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