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PVC and Epoxy
Thanks Guys I was hopeing this would work. I have been building gadgets out of PVC for many years, it is kind of a baisic building material for me now, I know it''s characteristics well, but I''ve never tried to bond it to anything. This kind of opens up a whole new relm of possibilities.
A couple of projects I have in mind is to put a fitting in the tank of my water ballasted Mac 26 that I can hook a bilge pump to. Last year I got stuck on a sand bar, and was wishing for a way to lighten her up a bit to get loose. I''m going to experiment with teeing the outlet of the pump into my sink overboard with a valve downstream of the tee so I can run the pump with the valve closed to back lake water into the sink for preliminary dish washing and the like.
Another project I may try if I can screw up the courage is to cut the top off the tower of the ballast tank, and glue in a large dia piece of PVC pipe which would be closed with a slip or screw cap. I would sure like to have that big ol ballast tank available to use for a livewell. Would have to keep my fish on a stringer, but they die in a hurry if you drag them around behind the boat.