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    Posted: 13 May 21 at 8:55am
I have an Andersen Self Bailer in my Streaker but the chute is very loose. I put the bailer down when its windy but when the boat moves at speed it pops back up again. I have never had such a loose bailer, they normally are very stiff and make a crunchy noise from the sand so I have never had this issue before on other boats.

I have tried bending the sides of the chute outwards to create friction but this has just caused leaks (thankfully only when the bailer is down). Is there anything else I can do? I see you can buy service kits that include replacement rubber gaskets, is that likely to increase friction enough? What are the symptoms that the service kits are supposed to fix?

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Only used one to prevent leaks, have you got any abandoned boats you can take a working one out of?
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Originally posted by 423zero

Only used one to prevent leaks, have you got any abandoned boats you can take a working one out of?

I am afraid not, I just wonder if a new gasket will also increase friction.
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I suspect it will increase friction.
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I always thought the lever mechanism held it open and closed?
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The lever holds it closed.
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Got to be friction then, many times I have had to push it open with my finger.
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Yes the lever holds it closed, it relies on friction to hold it open.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sussex Lad Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 May 21 at 8:02pm
Try Premiumropes for bailer service kits. Got some myself last year. A gasket for Hull/bailer interface and a gasket for the bailer chute/bailer body. If memory serves.

https://www.premiumropes.com/ronstan-5741-service-kit-to-suit-ronstan-bailers

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Thank you, can I ask what symptom you were looking to cure with the kit?
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