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Old 04-04-2011, 03:22 PM   #1
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I'm looking to replace the chrome plated zinc cleats with stainless steel. The ones I have now are heavily pitted and they are causing some chaffing issues with line. It appears that MAxum used Perko for their cleats. I cannot seem to locate a SS cleat with the same exact hole dimensions as the Perko cleats and Perko doesn't appear to make an SS cleat.

Since the originals were installed with washers and no backing plates, I'm going to have backing plates made regardless. If I have to get direct Perko replacements, I'll do so, but would prefer SS replacements instead.

Has anyone tried this? Anyone know of a direct SS replacement for a Perko 8" cleat?
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Old 04-04-2011, 06:53 PM   #2
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are these the ones you have...??????

http://www.fishfinder-store.com/perk...ated-zinc.html

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Old 04-04-2011, 08:12 PM   #3
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Yep, those are the ones I have now, except mine are good and pitted. I will replace with the same if I have to, but would prefer Stainless steel if possible. It's too bad there's little standardization in the industry when it comes to these things.
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you mean your rich bayliner with lipstick didn't come with stainless steel cleats??

my boat has them all over it...and it's just a lowly bayliner...

but really...all joking asside....
west marine has them for 8 bucks each

http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs...classNum=11412


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hai pup.....

you mean 24,99 for the 8" cleat.......i see prices on the internet starting with 20 up untill 46 dollar......

shrew......google "stainless steel cleats" click on pictures and see if there's anything else that would fit......

try this link.....

http://www.google.nl/search?hl=nl&bi...&aqi=&aql=&oq=

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you mean your rich bayliner with lipstick didn't come with stainless steel cleats??

my boat has them all over it...and it's just a lowly bayliner...

but really...all joking asside....
west marine has them for 8 bucks each

http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs...classNum=11412


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Whoa, Whoa, whoa!!! Who ever said Bayliner was a lowly, subpar boat. I grew up on Bayliner's. My parents still rave about their Bayliner's. They still claim they have yet to see a boat with as much usable storage living space. I suspect new Bayliners are using all SS, but in 1997, Maxum was using chrome plated zinc.

I've searched for SS replacements. Every one that I've found either doesn't match the hole pattern or doesn't list the dimensions of the hole patterns online. I took it into a Defender and couldn't find one that would be a direct replacement. I'll try and take one into WM and see if the WM brand hole pattern matches.
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haha...just poking fun at my boat .....we have a maxum right next to us who has his nose in the air about his boat....it's a 3300 scr and he's got all the toys...too bad he's so stuckup it isn't funny...

but yeah...what I would do if I were going to replace them all...is pull the old ones off...then as you said..try and match one at a chandlery....if not..just fill the holes and reglass/gelcoat the holes...then redrill...it's the hard way to go about it but the look would definitely be worth it..

ED..if you checked my post above..you would see that they start at about 8bucks and go up from there....so...depending on size and all...it would cost more...

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yep pup i see them starting with 8 bucks

shrew if you decided to change them all after refilling and gel coating the holes, maybe this is an idea.....

http://www.google.nl/imgres?imgurl=h...w=1272&bih=602
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I checked the West Marine brand. They also don't line up correctly. Standardization would be nice. I'm not inclined to fill, fiberglass and regelcoat. I'm going to have to go with direct Perko replacements and have SS backing plates made for when I reinstall them. Very disappointing.
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....if not..just fill the holes and reglass/gelcoat the holes...then redrill...it's the hard way to go about it but the look would definitely be worth it..

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OK, so I'm considering how much effort it would be to fill, reglass, and gelcoat. My main concern was structural integrity. I'm also considering finding someone to do the work for me. Anyone have a guess at what that might cost for labor?

1) What is the best material to fill the holes with?

2) re-glass?

3) Gelcoat I think I have covered. A little mold release, gelcoat, sand down and buff. I was just going to use the gelcoat repair stuff in a tube, the area is not that large.

Thoughts or suggestions??
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