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Deterioration around thru hull

I went and looked at a westsail the other day and was concerned when I noticed decay around a thru hull fitting. It seems to be a pretty deep gap at the area with the blue paint about 1/4 inch away from the fitting itself. Although this is a non cored hull, is that a serious issue or could it just be patched?
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Hey Livin hows it going!

Its not a deal breaker if its an isolated thing..

If it were me Id pull the through hull and grind back to good glass and rebuild it up...Install a proper backing plate and bolted flange seacock she will be better then new.

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Its going good,back on the prowl for another boat!

The westsail had a fairly recent survey and it seemed pretty good. Its just that one thru hull that has that problem but considering how thick the westsails hulls are I am hoping its not too serious.
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Hey LOD, good to hear from you!

From your description, that doesn't sound too serious -- but would definitely need attention/repair. Also, it might be wise to seek a professional opinion (marine surveyor) before purchasing.

Which model Westsail is that you're looking at?


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Its a factory finished 28. It needs a little love but it isn't in too bad of shape.
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You might consider relocating the thru-hull (if you can) and grinding out, then patching the bad spot. That way you won't have to worry about the thru-hull being on a slightly weaken spot. An epoxy-glass patch, properly done, should be plenty strong. But, by moving the thru-hull to a "virgin" area, you can be doubly sure that the patch won't have any added stresses on it.
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Regardless of whether you move the through-hull and patch the old spot or patch the old spot and keep the through hull there, I would highly recommend you follow Maine Sail's tutorial on installing through-hulls and use a decent fiberglass backing block, or one made of G10 garolite if you don't want to make up a backing block yourself. Bed the backing block in thickened epoxy so that it spreads the loads onto the hull evenly.

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Wha'ca gonna do with the contessa?

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Doesn't sound too bad, maine sail's tutorial seems pretty helpful. As always thanks for the info!

Stillraining, I ended up selling the contessa to a local at the yard after I moved and was going to school and working. (I had started realizing that I may had bitten off more then I could chew with that project) But that way I was able to save up a little more money and now I can get a little less of a project.
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Right on...did you ever complete that diesel mechanics course?

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