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post #4 of Old 04-12-2009
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Remove the paint and get the through-hull nice and shiny, and if you see spots that are pinkish compared to the rest, it has started to dezincify, and needs to be replaced. If that is the case, then you should replace all of the through-hulls as likely they're much the same age and probably in pretty similar condition. Here is a photo by Maine Sail that clearly shows the difference....


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