Brass Bailer Cap for Sunfish

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Hi,

My Sunfish had a brass bailer cap. It was threaded with holes in the side to allow the water to drain out. Well, I have lost my cap and am looking or order a new one. All I'm finding are plastic ones that look nothing like my current (lost) cap. Does anyone know where I can get a replacement metal cap for my bailer?

Keith Friend
keith@friendfamily.net
 

beldar boathead

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#2
I think you will have to find a used one. Those metal ones were replaced by plastic ones in the mid-70s, and sometime in the intervening 35-plus years the manufacturer stopped supplying metal replacements. Someone is likely to respond to you on here who has one for sale.
 
#3
Hi,

My Sunfish had a brass bailer cap. It was threaded with holes in the side to allow the water to drain out. Well, I have lost my cap and am looking or order a new one. All I'm finding are plastic ones that look nothing like my current (lost) cap. Does anyone know where I can get a replacement metal cap for my bailer?

Keith Friend
keith@friendfamily.net
Keith, Just get a small rubber tapered plug from your local hardware store that fits the hole. If you get one with a hole in it you can attach a small line to it so you can pull the plug out easily when needed.
 
#4
Hi,

My Sunfish had a brass bailer cap. It was threaded with holes in the side to allow the water to drain out. Well, I have lost my cap and am looking or order a new one. All I'm finding are plastic ones that look nothing like my current (lost) cap. Does anyone know where I can get a replacement metal cap for my bailer?

Keith Friend
keith@friendfamily.net
Hi Keith, Where are you located? I have one, shipping is probably as much as they are worth though.

Kevin
 
#6
Gimmealaser and Paul Sheelen,

I am looking to buy several of these DePersia brand metal Sunfish cockpit bailer caps. E-mail me at: aglos@colgate.edu with your asking price(s) and I will get back to you right away. A photo would be great but a good description of condition would also suffice.

Alan Glos
Cazenovia, NY
 
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