S/V Argo-Pacific Seacraft
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Baltimore, MD
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NAV Scupper Drain Replacement
My scupper hose rubbed to the point of developing a leak: every time we went offshore a puddle formed in the salon.
I replaced it. It is not impossible, but it is damn hard. I replaced it with the same super stiff exhaust hose for its durability.
To get the old hose off, I had to rip it in two, it was already torn a bit, I'd recommend a hacksaw blade. Then you can get a pair of channel locks and twist and pull to get the old one off.
The new hose is pretty tough to get on, and I think that I first put the lower end on and then, again with the channel locks, got the upper end on. Don't forget your four hose clamps before attaching the upper end of the hose.
The best part about this is that is all essentially blind. You can get to it partially from around the underneath of the nav station outboard, and partially from inside the tall locker underneath the nav. The step makes it uncomfortable and near rib breaking to lay there and crank on the hose, I put down some old blankets. Another person may be able to lay in the quarterberth and reach under the nav to help, but I ended up doing it all myself.
Starboard is much more accessible and not as bad.
S/V ARGO - Pacific Seacraft 37 Hull No. 309