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Re: Flush mount thru hull fittings
Good luck with this search, especially on a boat possibly built in Taiwan.....
Problem is that years ago there were piles of companies making flush mount thru-hulls and they all varied in size and diameter of the head depending upon brand. Companies like Wilcox-Crittenden, and many others, are now long gone.. Many Taiwan built boats often used American fittings, like some Grand Banks etc., but then some Taiwan yards sourced stuff locally. These locally sourced fittings were usually not built to the same head shape or size as anything else. BTDT....
Today Spartan, Buck Algonquin and Groco are the only ones left that I know of still making a "quality" 85-5-5-5 bronze thru-hull fitting in flush mount.
You may want to be VERY, VERY careful in the extraction process. Then clean them up, inspect for corrosion, and re-use them. If they were good quality bronze to begin with it will be very likely they are in perfect shape.
I have a box of seacocks from the mid 1930's that came out of an old wooden boat during a re-fit in 2003 that are still in perfect working order after being in use for approx 70 years... They literally outlasted the hull.....
-Maine Sail / CS-36T
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Last edited by Maine Sail; 02-13-2014 at 11:58 AM.