Transom Gate Latch Cover

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Transom Gate Latch Cover

Anyone know where to get replacement transom gate latch covers? Mr. Sunshine has destroyed them...

peter g

2000 C36, MK2, Hull. #1897
wonderful, wonderful, wonderful ! ! !.   5 th Catalina

 

 

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Hi Peter,

Catalina Direct sells the entire fitting.  See:  Ladder LatchFor Swim Ladder (catalinadirect.com)  

Hope this helps.

Lou Bruska
Sojourn
1985 C-36 TR MKI #495
Eldean Shipyard
Lake Macatawa (Holland, MI) Lake Michigan
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I'm going to try Plastisol dip.  I checked out a few you tubes and this looks pretty easy.   Just don’t use the gutter seal plastic stuff sold on tv....that apparently tends to drip easily.  Among the tips I saw:
- gently stir can, don’t shake as may incorporate bubbles
- wipe off the material being coated with alcohol to degrease followed by warming with heat gun
- slowly and steadily pull out the product being coated
- plastic coating can and item being coated probably best done in temperature 70-80 F
- stay tuned, I’ll do a follow up comment on completion.
A lot cheaper than buying new latches.
 

peter g

2000 C36, MK2, Hull. #1897
wonderful, wonderful, wonderful ! ! !.   5 th Catalina

 

 

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Dipping them in tool insulation works well.

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I used the Plasti-Dip product and they still look great 3 years later

Gary Smith
93 MK I, Hull #1231
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M35A Oberdorfer conversion
 

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G'day,

I found the best and cheapest solution  for my boat was to slide over a large size of black heat shrink tubing and shrink it on.
It has been in place for the last 7 years and looks great. 
cheers

Kerry Boden

 

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