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02-28-2008 12:51 AM
gg30citation Cam,
Been looking for something bronze to use. Sway had a good idea, I'm pretty sure I can make the head of a plain 1-1/4 bronze thru-hull pretty flat on the belt sander. Should work and last a long time.

gg30c
02-28-2008 12:18 AM
camaraderie Yep...didn't know I wasn't looking at stainless in the picture. Sway has it right!
02-27-2008 10:43 PM
gg30citation sailingdog,
your right! Bronze no brass.....guess that knocks the lavatory tail pc. out for sure.

gg30
02-27-2008 09:28 PM
sailingdog Don't use brass... brass has very little place on a sailboat, especially as cockpit drain hardware. You need to use BRONZE.
02-27-2008 09:23 PM
gg30citation Thanks sailaway, You know I guess I was stuck on the plastic stuff. I didn't think about modifiying a brass or bronze thru-hull..."could be done".. and your right the tail pc. has no strength when it comes to holding the hose.

bogdog, put me on the list! I've got a 79 30' Citation in the back yard! trying my best to get her back up to snuff!
02-27-2008 09:22 PM
sailingdog Well, for one, getting hose to fit tightly over the fittings is going to be a bear... and two, if he's on a bay, and the brass is exposed to salt water with any regularity, it will de-zincify and rot out, while still looking relatively good cosmetically, just a bit pink, and could lead to the cockpit drains flooding the boat. The plastic, while not quite as efficient at draining won't have those problems
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And what is wrong with the metal? That looks like the best fit and best drainage to me.
02-27-2008 08:59 PM
bogdog Hey GG
I have a Irwin C30 (1979) but it is over on the other (east) side of L. Michigan, on the hard, under a winter cover with about 4ft of snow on top. I'm here in Wisc. (under 2ft of snow) Its been a good year for snowshoeing and skiing anyway. Try me in May. I put you on my buddy list. We can compare this spring. I think mine is original. I'll check.
02-27-2008 08:52 PM
sailaway21 Instead of using the plastic thru-hulls, get larger inside diameter brass/bronze ones and grind the outside diameter to fit in the same manner as the plastic now do. Do not worry about the height difference you're seeing between the plastic and the currnet plumbing elbo you have, not even with the brass. It will leave an insignificant amount of undrained water while completing the more important task of draining large quantities. You're going to have trouble getting anything to clamp up, reliably, to the bottom of that plumbing fixture.
02-27-2008 08:03 PM
gg30citation Hey Cam,
The metal does fit and look the best, but it's that standard lav. tail piece like I took out. It's chrome plated brass and also all you can do is slip the hose up on it and double clamp it. I really wish I could find out what was originally installed, do you know anyone that has a Citation? Should I just put the metal in and forget about it.

gg30citation
02-27-2008 03:07 PM
camaraderie And what is wrong with the metal? That looks like the best fit and best drainage to me.
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