- 17/10/2017 at 10:42 pm #24885
I want to replace the foam seal that ensures the waterproofing of the front and rear buoyancy tanks of my Wayfarer Mk1 GRP (W3380, built in 1973), but I do not know what reference of foam is necessary, or where it is possible to find it…
Has someone already done this replacement and could help me?
Thank you in advance!
Sylvain Caro, Bordeaux, France18/10/2017 at 1:13 am #24883Daniel WetzelParticipant
Taco Metals V30-0748B8-2 1/4 X 3/4 X 8′ Hatch Tape
S. Burlington, VT : W 802018/10/2017 at 8:46 am #24884
Hi Dan, many thanks for your answer, but this foam looks very much thinner than the foam I have…
And they don’t deliver in France… 🙁19/10/2017 at 9:29 am #24905
I used a product from a UK company, Seals Direct – http://www.sealsdirect.co.uk/shopping.asp?intDepartmentId=1#15
The link should take you to the section “Plain Expanded Neoprene – Strip”, and you can then select the correct width and thickness. Delivery to France is available for about €8 (look under “General Information” at the top of their web page).
Good luck!19/10/2017 at 6:10 pm #24908
Many thanks for your answer, I’ll make some measure to be sure, but it looks perfect!
(but I didn’t think this kind of foam was so expensive wow :-p )
Thanks again, and have a good evning!
Sylvain01/11/2017 at 9:10 pm #25010
I received the foam I bought in the website you indicated to me, it looks perfect, I’ll put it on mu boat tomorrow.
Many thanks to you!
Sylvain02/11/2017 at 1:55 pm #25023
That’s good Sylvain – send a photo if you think of it!03/11/2017 at 1:47 pm #2503303/11/2017 at 1:49 pm #25034
(I’m not on the photos, you can see my cousins and sister in law, and only my feets on the photo who presents the makeshift pole!)03/11/2017 at 1:54 pm #25035
Actually I meant a photo of the new foam fitted to the hatches, but it’s always interesting to see other people’s boats and sailing areas!03/11/2017 at 2:04 pm #25036
Hahaha sorry my english is approximative, and I thought you waere another “Dave” I talked with by mail some weeks ago!
I hadn’t time to replace the foam, but I hope to do it tomorow if the weather wants to stay great…
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