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Old 05-28-2013
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Shaft Through-hull Leak

Hi,

I recently discovered that the prop shaft though-hull in my Pearson 28 was leaking. I initially though it was the Dry-Seal installed three years ago, but upon further investigation realized the leak was due to the sealant breaking down around the through hull (probably as a result of diesel spillage a couple of years back).

Hear's my question - does it make sense to apply 4200/5200 from inside the boat or do I have to replace the through-hull ASAP? I'd rather not haul out if possible, but only if it's safe (the water is seeping in pretty slowly at this point.)

Also: any opinions on using sealant vs. underwater epoxy such as WaterWeld?
Thanks,

Amir
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