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Mini Through Hull for mast rain catcher

I bought a small acrylic box to catch rainwater coming from the keel-stepped mast. I'm mounting it on the side of the grid that the mast sits on. Now I'm looking for a "through hull" for the box, so I can run a tiny hose into the main bilge, and not into the (preferrably dry) forward bilge.

Does anyone know where I could get something like this? I'm not sure what to call it on searches.

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hose diameter?
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Re: Mini Through Hull for mast rain catcher

I think what you are describing is a tank or bulkhead fitting most marine or plumbing supplies will have small ones.
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Re: Mini Through Hull for mast rain catcher

Think you want a "uniseal slip fitting", couple of bucks should come
fairly small sizes...try Tank Depot...or Plastic Mart should be cheaper than marine stores.
Have used a wick for moving water up and over in similiar application.
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Think you want a "uniseal slip fitting", couple of bucks should come
fairly small sizes...try Tank Depot...or Plastic Mart should be cheaper than marine stores.
Have used a wick for moving water up and over in similiar application.
What did you use for a wick?
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Re: Mini Through Hull for mast rain catcher

Can use any number of fiber cloth ...lantern/tiki torch wick, felt,
piece of carpet. I used strands from my wife's old mop (big spender
that I am). Moves small amount of water up a little and over horizontal a little more away from base of compression post into bilge. Thought that that one or another type of braided line
would work well but have not tried.
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Re: Mini Through Hull for mast rain catcher

Bene. I would love to see a pic of your setup.

I have a continual problem of water coming down the mast. In the winter, I remove a nearby thru hull, but its not working as well this year. Maybe the boat is slightly listed toward the other side this time. I have an inch of accumulated water throughout the bilge and I fully vacuumed it all out after the cover went on.


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Re: Mini Through Hull for mast rain catcher

It looks like bulkhead or tank connector is the way to go.

Online there are big ones, I'm thinking there may be smaller ones at a local hardware store.

Thank you for the help!

I'll post pictures once the project is done.

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Re: Mini Through Hull for mast rain catcher

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It looks like bulkhead or tank connector is the way to go.

Online there are big ones, I'm thinking there may be smaller ones at a local hardware store.

Thank you for the help!

I'll post pictures once the project is done.

Regards,
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Brad. Check the US Plastics web site. They may have exactly what you need.

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