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plastic or brass thru hulls ?
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I know a lot of people use plastic. I personally don''t like them. I think they are tooo flimsly. I would''nt like to take the chance of one of them breaking and sinking my boat. For the differance in cost I don''t think it''s worth the chance. My vote is definately for bronze. however one needs to keep an eye on them to make sure there isn''t any electrolasis going on. my boat is 24 years old and all my bronze thru hulls are still in good condition.
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remember to read up and decide for yourself about grounding any metal thru-hull fittings. Many say to ground them so lightning won''t blow them out.
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I too like the bronze, I''ve seen a number of broken handles on the Marelon seacocks. All bronze seacocks should be grounded to the keel.
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