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Is my old thru-hull thru?

Heya,

1977 orion S&S 35 sloop.

I just removed a few thru-hulls to replace some rotten old seacocks. They are flush mount. Looking through the service yard catalogs, I can't find any that match my specs. The ones I removed look OK with just a little thread wear in the center. But, there is some red coloration. Can I re-use these?

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I wouldn't

I would leave em if they are not showing signs of trouble. Then again I am cheap. It would be cool to have marelon thru hulls though!
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If they are bronze and show reddish or pinking, it usually means they are dezincifying...and will not be safe to re-use.
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Heya,

1977 orion S&S 35 sloop.

I just removed a few thru-hulls to replace some rotten old seacocks. They are flush mount. Looking through the service yard catalogs, I can't find any that match my specs. The ones I removed look OK with just a little thread wear in the center. But, there is some red coloration. Can I re-use these?

Cheers,
Gil
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That's what I was afraid of. Thanks dog. Do you by any chance know of a manufacturer that has other than standard sized flush mount thru-hulls?
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What are the measurements of the through-hulls.
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That's what I was afraid of. Thanks dog. Do you by any chance know of a manufacturer that has other than standard sized flush mount thru-hulls?
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Gil...these guys have a good assortment and they do no animal testing.
Seacocks and Ball Valves - Groco, Buck-Algonquin
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Gil...these guys have a good assortment and they do no animal testing.
Seacocks and Ball Valves - Groco, Buck-Algonquin

I would have thought they might test on some of those rabid sailingdogs running around a bunch of marinas!
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Hey Cam. Can we please leave my liberal claptrap references in the off topic list?

I tried Groco. No fit. My hull is already beveled, but my thru-hulls are um unique... The guy at the yard said I should go with mushroom heads and fill the void with sealant. Sounds daft to me. Whattaya more experienced persons think?
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I'll post measurements tonight. I am at (sigh) work.
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