Persea self bailer replacement or repair options

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Persea self bailer replacement or repair options

Postby Tipster1 » Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:52 pm

(Here we go again with the bailers)

The Persea Cockpit bailer in my 1975 DSII has been temperamental. I finally got the stopper out to see what's what and it's a corroded mess down there. I was willing to give up and replace with plastic version, but D&R says they are back ordered for unknown time.

From other sources I understand that Sunfish bailer is similar, but not identical. Can I buy one and modify? (I've read that the Sunfish one is a little shorter - I wish I could just cut it to be longer).

If not, how can I jury-rig or refurbish current bailer to work? Ball is in place, but I imagine it would pop out with pressure from below. There are no rubber washers installed to either capture ball or reinsert sliding plunger.

Does anyone have any other suggestions? Thanks.

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Re: Persea self bailer replacement or repair options

Postby SUNBIRD » Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:42 am ... Swx9xe1Y1E

Mark, This seems to be what I saw on eBay, guess it won't help. Sorry!

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