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nauticalrich 03-22-2002 04:41 AM

Thru Hull Fittings
 
Is there any way to check thru hull fittings to insure they do not leak prior to launching your boat for the season?

Had two one year and had to haul the boat out to rebed them.

scnicklefritz 03-22-2002 09:24 AM

Thru Hull Fittings
 
How many thru hull fittings does the boat have? Wood, glass or steel hull?

I wonder if you could rig a steel bucket with a hose fitting in the bottom of the bucket, force the bucket against the hull using some sort of rubber gasket as a seal and turn the water pressure on and look for leaks from the inside??


scrumhalf 03-22-2002 12:24 PM

Thru Hull Fittings
 
Get a plunger that you can screw a garden hose into where the handle goes. Cut the rubber so the hole goes through and hold it against the boat with the water on.

Peter_pan 03-26-2002 06:36 PM

Thru Hull Fittings
 
The plunger is a good idea but you don''t need a water hose. If the hull is smooth, grease it up with some vasaline close the valve and stuff the plunger over it. If it falls off it leaks. After all, if it will leak air, it''ll leak water.
Ole Pete

greatwhiteway 04-04-2002 01:33 PM

Thru Hull Fittings
 
That is one hellava good Idea!!!!

REtired Hooker


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