Boat Repair Questions? Ask a Marine Mechanic for Answers ASAP
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I know that can be frustrating. Hopefully, we can get you back on the water quickly.
Are you at the boat now?
So the filler cap is seized onto the deck fitting. That can be tricky. One way some guys get them off is to put a cold chisel onto the cap and make a ding that they can then use to start tapping the cold chisel into the cap pushing the cap off. That is tapping the chisel so from above the cap is turning counterclockwise.
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You bet. The material that will last in the new fitting depends on the hull material.
Chromed Brass is great for steel, GPR, and wood but an aluminum boat is different. Are you an Al hull or just the fitting?
Great. Then we are doing right. Be safe out there.
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