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Originally Posted by saurav16

The through hull has to be purchased as well. I was looking at mushroom style bronze ones. They have a threading and a nut that threads on. Does the seacock also screw onto the threading of the thru hull? If so are the threads standard?
Yes you need to also buy the thru hull. It threads into the sea **** but you don't need the nut if using with a real sea ****. Depending on your hull thickness you may need to cut the through hull a bit shorter, with a hack saw, or it will bottom out in the sea **** before it's tight. Apply 4200 to the threads after the sea **** has been mounted and beded. Then thread in the through hull from the out side using a liberal amount of 4200 around the mushroom head. It's imperative that you do a dry fit to m ake sure all lines up and fits well before applying 4200... I buy all mine from Hamilton Marine. My new boat is actually on the hard and I'm doing this exact upgrade as we discuss it here. So far I have about $450.00 tied up just in bronze......

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