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Old 04-10-2011
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Deck Drain / Fairlead Leak

We have been discovering water under the stove from time to time for a year or more. Up to now I've blamed it on sloppy dishwashing, but I have been wrong. The leak seems to be coming from the inner side of the deck drain that passes through the bulwark between the two posts of the aft port side gate stanchion. (I've also used the rather nice bronze lined hole as a fairlead for a spring line when I needed a lead from more aft than the midship cleat.) The leak drips on the liquor bottles in the cabinet behind the stove then runs into the pan under the stove, so has done little damage.

I am not sure I want to take it apart here in George Town, Exuma. It might be best to just wait until we get back to New Bern, NC in June where I have more tools and a car to go and get things.

I have no idea how the thing is constructed. To me it looks like two thru hulls joined by a piece of rubber hose with no hose clamps on the hose. I am guessing it can be pried apart, cleaned up, and reinserted with new caulking. While I see screws on the outside piece, I just do not see any screws or nuts on the inside piece that would hold it on.

Has anyone taken one of these apart? How is it made? Should there be hose clamps on the hose? How much work is involved in re-bedding the fitting?

Bill Murdoch
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