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New screen installed on cockpit drain
svpilgrim

New screen installed on cockpit drain

Where did you get stainless steel with this hole pattern?? I have some shower drain that could use this treatment ! Lee
 
where did you get this metal ?? I need some for a shower drain ..
Lee
 
Lee Pilgrim's plastic screens were cracked. I found the material pictured above in a scrap metal pile at the boat yard. It amazes me what boaters (especially high dollar power boat crowd) will throw away. I believe the material is 1/16" thick perforated aluminum sheet available from McMaster-Carr (here is a link - McMaster-Carr Perforated Sheets). Unfortunately it looks like this material is only available in 36" X 40" sheets that cost over $350. They also sell stainless perforated sheets, but that would be very difficult to cut to shape.

These have been installed for right at one year. I've had no issues with them in that time.

Before I discovered this material, I was considering using 1/4" starboard or 1/8" FRP sheet for the screens. Cut the material to shape and then drill 3/16" holes in the piece.
 
I found a site" On line metals.com " SS 12 in x 12in perorated metal 24 bucks ! so i spend some more time with the grinder !! Once and done !
 

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