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The problem with doing that is if the metal through-hull corrodes enough, it may give way and leave you with two 1" or so holes in the bottom of your boat. Removing the through hulls and glassing over them is really the only truly safe repair.
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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?
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