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how to plug an unused thruhull

Seeking recommendations on how to best plug an unused 1/2 inch thru hull. It does already have a 1/2 inch male hose fitting. I'm thinking my best option is a short peice of hose and plug the other end with something?
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The former owner of my boat jamed a wood plug into the thur hole and then filled it with 5200. Well he had 5200 everywhere, took over 4 hours to remove.
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Glass it over. You did say it was unused...

Any other method is potentially prone to failure.
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Aye, glass over, fair, match color, polish ... never know it was there!

Next season ... new toy, maybe a/c, genset, sumthin' 'spensive ... oh heck, need water to cool this thing ... guess I'll get 'er hauled and put in a thruhull.

Well, why should Bob be the only one this stuff happens to!
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Hell - I've got 12 of those underwater. What difference can one more or one less make?

I would double clamp a hose onto it, long enough to loop above the waterline and clamp a wooden plug to the end. Keep the valve shut until you find a new use for it.
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Fit a wee stop **** to it, and close the valve?

Glassing and painting sounds tiresome.
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aye ... a Folgers coffee can fulla 5200 ... invert ... sploosh ... no worries mate.

Why Bob, that's the stupidest thing I've ever heard ... go give yerself a spankin'.

Sorry folks ... it's hot and Bob's just tryin' to avoid another day of sandblasting ... BTW, anyone want a few tons of used sand fulla cat turds????
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It depends...if you're positive you're not going to need it for anything... glass it over... if you have future plans that may require a through-hull... do what TB said.
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Dang! Perhaps I should advertise ... Free beach and assorted sailing cat stuff.
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