My stern live well lid cracked a few years ago and I have been gluing it with plexiglass adhesive about once per year. I finally decided to take care of it. I was surprised by the high price of these. I mean its a piece of 1/2 plexiglass. Boat Outfiters wants $240 and the guys on THT was asking $250. So I drew it up and I was going to have my work machine shop make me one. Once they told me that they are too busy, I reached out to some of the local machine shops in South Florida to make me one per the drawing. It was $150 for it, without the hinges or latch. Attached is the drawing that I gave to the shop. You are welcome to download it and have a local shop make it to save a few bucks. I did not include the Sailfish logo or the groove for the seal on the lid. This boat never had a seal on the lid since it was received from the factory.
The seal had started coming apart on my 218CC hatch and I tried siliconing it back together, without success. My lid has a 1/4" slot in it that Boat Outfitters calls a T-slot. It is slightly wider at the base of the slot than the top. I think it was a 1/4"x1/8" bulb seal that fits in it. I searched all over the internet for better pricing, but there are hundreds of foam seals out there and when I found ones with the same size, they wanted a 100' minimum order or more.
I finally ordered it from Boat Outfitters and the description is below. It was $3/inch with a minimum order of 10' (120").
The original (clear replacement) lid had the seal topped at the hinges, but I ran the replacement all the way across so there is now a 360-degree seal and no leaking water from the livewell to soak stern passengers when running in heavy seas!
Items Qty Price
White T-Slot Foam Filled Bulb Seal - Large
Shipping & Handling $7.79
Grand Total $47.08
Last Edit: Jun 8, 2021 11:02:45 GMT -5 by Maysport
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