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What type of seacock, or proper ball valve, would you recommend to go with the through hull?
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The large seacock for my head is frozen. I tried to remove it for a couple of hours today. I couldn't stop the thur hull from turning. The area is to small to get a good grip with a second wrench. Any Ideas ?

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The large seacock for my head is frozen. I tried to remove it for a couple of hours today. I couldn't stop the thur hull from turning. The area is to small to get a good grip with a second wrench. Any Ideas ?
There are usually two tabs inside the thru-hull so that you can hold them with a special tool designed for that purpose. You can use the handle of a wrench (pick a size that fits tightly inside the thru-hull) instead and put that inside the thru-hull and ask someone to hold that on the outside while you turn the valve from the inside. If that doesn’t work I just cut slots in the flange of the thru-hull with the edge of a grinder and break the pieces off. Then pull the thru-hull and valve out on the inside of the boat.
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A flat piece of steel, the width of the diameter of the thru-hull, maybe 1/8" thick and two inches long, can act as a "wrench" and if you attach a set of vice grips to it... someone can hold it and prevent the thru-hull from turning.

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Well, the job is done, and wasn't bad at all. Although one of the holes was slightly oversized, it wasn't the 1/4" that I thought.

I ended up using 1/2" Starboard for backing blocks, and everything went together nicely. Plenty of 5200 everywhere. It may never come apart, but I don't expect any leaks either.

Thanks for the advice and encouragement.

Now to paint my naked hull...

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"Gear & Maintenance" seems to be like the appropriate place for a discussion of thru-hull replacement. Where would you suggest it be?
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"Gear & Maintenance" seems to be like the appropriate place for a discussion of thru-hull replacement. Where would you suggest it be?

I posted in the wrong place and I removed my post. Sorry for the confusion.

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