SailNet Community - View Single Post - Newbie glassing over a thru-hull
View Single Post
post #7 of Old 03-06-2009
ASA and PSIA Instructor
Join Date: Apr 2000
Posts: 3,811
Thanks: 13
Thanked 37 Times in 37 Posts
Rep Power: 17
Originally Posted by mattstamour View Post
My Catalina 25 had the old style unsafe gatevalves on the thru hulls for the sinks. I closed the gate valves, then filled the holes from the outside of the hull with marinetex. The holes were less than an inch in diameter.

Is that unsafe?
I would say so. The marine tex inside the through hull is likely to break up over time due to different freezing/contraction rates or just age. That will again make the gate valves as critical as before...if they are a weak link, which they are, you should get ride of them, either replace with proper seacocks, or remove and properly glass over their openings. several regards...
sailingfool is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome