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S&S Swan Maintenance - Forward sliding hatch gasket source
03 September 2011 - 08:46
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Join Date: 13 March 2008
Posts: 16

Forward sliding hatch gasket source
Hello all,
If anyone could help me for a source for the sliding hatch gasket. Spare parts Nautor has emailed me that this is no longer supplied by them.
It appears that the May 2008 thread for 47 has photos that are identical to the hatch on 57, and from the gasket map would be #10554. Can anyone confirm this is the correct gasket?
If so, does anyone have a source for this, or a substitute that makes the hatch waterproof again, please?
Our gasket has just stopped touching the plexiglass when it drops down when it closes.
Yes, we use a spray hood at sea when heavy water on the deck is expected.
Thanks for any help where to get this!
smooth seas,

Robert - Concerto

07 September 2011 - 19:16
#2
Join Date: 31 January 2007
Posts: 30

Hi Robert,

I recently replaced the gasket on my Swan 411. The seal has been very successful, I am pleased to say. I bought the profile from Portmere Rubber in Southampton. I do not have the number of the profile but it is P shaped. The distance from the top of the P to the bottom is 18mm, the external diameter of the P is 12mm and the internal diameter 6mm.

Portmere Rubber are at Victoria Street, Northam, Southampton SO14 5QZ, Tel: +44 (0)23 8022 3628 and their web site is www.portmererubber.co.uk .

I hope that this will help you.

Regards

 

Anthony Fawcett

07 September 2011 - 22:59
#3
Join Date: 13 March 2008
Posts: 16

Hi Anthony,
Thanks very much for the info as I have been unable to find the original extrusion anywhere (which is maybe why Nautor spares can no longer supply...) and your source has a good substitute!

Thanks very much, and wishing you smooth sailing

Robert Ahbel

03 September 2019 - 15:55
#4
Join Date: 29 January 2007
Posts: 737

Dear Lars,

I have just received a quote from PrtmereRubber (they are very efficient), and they are able to get two different products, which one of the two would you suggest, for the sliding hatch of the S. 47?

Both are black neoprene

Thanks in advance!

Fair winds

matteo (47/069 Vanessa)

03 September 2019 - 17:46
#5
Join Date: 02 January 2008
Posts: 1347

Dear Matteo

I would suggest to use the smaller seal, and you could even consider installing two seals on top of the inner frame, and one on the outer frame. Make vertical grooves for the flange, and glue them in. The flange need not be that deep.
Kind regards
Lars

03 September 2019 - 17:54
#6
Join Date: 29 January 2007
Posts: 737

Dear Lars,

thanks!

Could I ask you one of your fantastic sketches for your suggested installation...?

:-)

Fair winds!

matteo (47/069 Vanessa)

04 September 2019 - 08:32
#7
Join Date: 02 January 2008
Posts: 1347

Dear Matteo

No need to make a sketch, as there is a proper drawing on the Forum.
Thanks to Philippe (41/022)
Kind regards
Lars
 

04 September 2019 - 10:59
#8
Join Date: 29 January 2007
Posts: 737

Thanks dear Lars and Philippe!

Fair winds

matteo (47/069 Vanessa)

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