The Watertight Bronze Deck Plates from R.E. Thomas Marine Hardware, Inc. showcase the company's nearly five decades of expertise in precision machine parts. The company takes pride in the manufacturing and design of these deck plates, setting a high standard for durability and functionality.

Crafted with strength in mind, these heavy-duty bronze deck plates feature a robust ACME dual-thread pattern reminiscent of firefighting hose connections, ensuring resistance against stripping and cross-threading. The commitment to safety is evident with the incorporation of a rubber O-ring gasket in each deck plate, contributing to its watertight integrity.

Tim Morong, owner, and operator of F/V Aggravation out of Phippsburg, Maine, retrofitted his 45 MDI lobster boat this past winter. R.E. Thomas provided numerous parts for the project, including the 6-inch Bronze Deck Plates for his two fuel tanks.

"These deck plates are durable, and they don't leak. They fit flush with the new rubber decking, and they look great too." Morong shares. 

F/V Aggravation with 6-inch Bronze Deck Plates. Carli Stewart photo.

The user-friendly design, including an effortless opening and closing mechanism facilitated by the provided 1 1/2" socket, reflects the thoughtful engineering behind these products. The manufacturer's goal was not to create the cheapest deck plate but the best—the safest and most dependable option on the market.

Beyond their functional excellence, these deck plates also enhance the aesthetics of boats, providing easy access to crucial areas such as fuel valves, caps, void spaces, and junction boxes. They are an essential upgrade over conventional options, offering unparalleled peace of mind for accessing shut-offs, rudder ports, and storage tanks.

Watertight Bronze Deck Plates are available in Sizes 4″, 6″, 8″, 10″, and 12″. R.E. Thomas Marine Hardware image.

Manufactured in the USA, these premium bronze deck plates come in diameters of 4″, 6”, 8”, 10”, and 12”, catering to various needs. Investing in these watertight bronze deck plates not only ensures longevity but also significantly contributes to the overall safety and functionality of marine equipment.

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Doug Stewart is a Digital Project Manager & Art Director for National Fisherman, with over 10+ years of commercial marine industry knowledge. He lives in Portland, Maine.

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