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Re: those darn thru hulls...
White plastic thru hulls can be swatted off with the heel of the hand . I've done it. UV breaks them down quickly. A friend had the same happen with her cockpit drain in the transom.
Get rid of them. Switch to bronze.
Stainless type 316 ball valves have worked trouble free for me for over 30 years. No problems whatever.
With my steel hulls, simply welding in stainless pipe nipples have eliminated any kind of thru hull, seacock problem for me, and my clients, for many decades. .
Brent Swain, Boat designer, Builder, and author of "Origami Metal Boatbuilding"
Last edited by Faster; 03-06-2012 at 07:49 PM.