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Newport 27 Thru-hulls and Gate Valves
I have an early 70s Newport 27 with all gate valves (most of them plastic). I want to replace them with some of those Marelon ball valves. I was basically wondering if anyone had done this to this particular boat and how it went. Where the old ones hard to get off? Any spinning of the Thru-Hull? Did the Marelon fit properly? Also, does anyone know if this particular model of boat is known to have quality Thru-Hulls? Is the hull thick and solid or is it a cored hull? I'm pretty clueless in regards to most of this stuff, so feel free to straighten me out on anything or to oversimplify any advice. Thanks.