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Old 05-08-2014
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Re: Thru Hull Fitting

I see no evidence of any kind of 'through hull fitting'.. looks like a glassed in stub (that may originally have been a f/g tube to the cockpit sole if it's a cockpit drain) Looks like someone somehow fit that gate valve into the f/g stub.

That's the wrong kind of valve, by the way.. a 90 degree ball valve is a better style for that job. Cutting out that stub and installing a real thruhull valve would be the 'proper' fix.

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