Oh F*&@!!! Dropped my Fuel fill Cap!!!

Yep, The issue is Perko bought out the original manufacturer of the fill(s) that Sea Ray originally went with. And now you can only get the 1-1/2" version of that fill cap. Myself and @Cocktail Time have the 2" version and those caps are next too impossible to get. To the point of needing to replace the fill itself if a new cap is needed. The Perko plastic 1270 2" cap should work as the plastic has more forgiveness in it then the SS version does.

@Cocktail Time I am going to the boat tonight and will look for the exact Perko number.
Digging the old fills out to install a new one doesn't sound fun to me. Stiff old fill hoses buried and zip tied god knows where, and a grounding wire (probably separate and zip tied 10 other places) sound like a nightmare.
 
Digging the old fills out to install a new one doesn't sound fun to me. Stiff old fill hoses buried and zip tied god knows where, and a grounding wire (probably separate and zip ties 10 other places) sound like a nightmare.

Yep, sounds like replace the fill hose with the fill itself. But to your point, what a PITA for sure. On my boat I would estimate a day for each side and a helper at some point. The screws on the fill(s) are bolts. ...
 
Yep, sounds like replace the fill hose with the fill itself. But to your point, what a PITA for sure. On my boat I would estimate a day for each side and a helper at some point. The screws on the fill(s) are bolts. ...
LOL!! Of course they are!! and I'm sure buried behind 3 other things that must be removed, and are corroded together. FUN!!
 
What is this? Because the braided chain is crap. Damn nozzle cut it like butter. I was thinking of making some ss braided cable instead.

Of course you have to get the screw that holds the chain out and back in with out dropping it in the tank.

THIS. THIS! This is what's keeping me from replacing the tether on one of mine. Fortunately, it's the water cap that has the broken tether on my boat.
 
Question about the SS tether/lanyard vs chain. At first, I was thinking this was a great idea, but... and I'm really just thinking outloud here... since the lanyard doesn't "rotate" within itself like a chain does as the cap is rotated... wouldn't it get stressed right where it's crimped and the strands would start to break? It would no doubt be stronger vs the nozzle though.

On a different note... I just found this and bought two of them! I don't think it's big enough for some diesel fills that use a 2" deck fitting, though. But still, it seems like a good thing to have onboard! Use Sea Dog Marine and the part number if you're googling for it or SDM's "where to buy" button.

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https://sea-dog.com/groups/2030-emergency-deck-fill-plug
 
Question about the SS tether/lanyard vs chain. At first, I was thinking this was a great idea, but... and I'm really just thinking outloud here... since the lanyard doesn't "rotate" within itself like a chain does as the cap is rotated... wouldn't it get stressed right where it's crimped and the strands would start to break? It would no doubt be stronger vs the nozzle though.
That's why the longer screw in the cap so the eyelet can rotate about the screw.
 
That's why the longer screw in the cap so the eyelet can rotate about the screw.
Ah. I missed that - I started typing my response before your post was made but got distracted and took longer to finish my post. Good point - crisis averted :)
 
About 5 years ago a great dock hand generously donated one of my diesel caps to its grave in about 20 feet. So I went to Home
Depot and purchased, for a dollar, a white pvc male threaded plug that has been holding great ever since.
 

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