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Salon Table base
« on: June 07, 2021, 10:35:06 PM »
I'm looking for some suggestions to repair the base supports for the salon table on my P34. Mine has failed and I'm trying to zero in on a replacement or an approach to repair them. It appears the base is cast iron (I am no metal specialist, but this would be my guess) and has cracked and completely failed, the second has a corner broken off. This is the bracket which supports the stainless (??) tube, which is one of two supporting table legs. My guess this would be a common issue, as the metal which the base is made of appears to be of minimal strength. Not sure if anyone has fabricated a more robust fixture, or an alternate approach. All suggestions gratefully accepted!! It's a nice table when it's actually standing in place.....

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Re: Salon Table base
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2021, 07:04:45 AM »
Some photos of the damaged part would be really helpful.  It sounds like a completely different system from that used on my P323.
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Re: Salon Table base
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2021, 08:54:13 AM »
Planning to grab a photo when I'm on the boat tomorrow. Also, my lack of metal expertise is likely showing, as on further thought, cast iron in the bilge of a boat would likely be a pile of rust. Will need to figure out what type of alloy if welding is an option. Or perhaps someone knows of a source to find a replacement. Stay tuned for photo...

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Re: Salon Table base
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2021, 11:00:12 AM »
years ago in my P31-2 I had the same issue with the legs and the table leaning. I paid my local Stainless Steel guy to rebuilt me 2 legs modeled from the originals and I had him build them U-shaped so they "cupped" the stringers they were attached to (if you go this way, don't forget to make a template of the stringers). This way I was able to bolt them in from the sides as well as the tops. Now my table is SOLID and doesn't budge a bit :)  and the SS looks much nicer than the aluminum legs did :)


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Re: Salon Table base
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2021, 01:09:27 PM »
Sounds like a great solution. I'll reach out to a local stainless fabricator and check out this option. Good suggestion to take a mold, along with the existing legs.