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Search: Posts Made By: Watercolor
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-15-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 2,806
Posted By Watercolor
Re: Through-Hulls

For what it’s worth. I’m not really addressing this for just BubbleheadMD’s consideration, but for those boaters simply looking for some additional information.

I admire anyone who’s made...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-08-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 2,806
Posted By Watercolor
Re: Through-Hulls

Mitiempo - You're correct, what materials standards ABYC had (tensile strength and flexural modulus) have been removed. What's left for material standards is in UL 1121? And you're right the NZ...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-08-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 2,806
Posted By Watercolor
Re: Through-Hulls

BubbleheadMd –

I really appreciate your response, you’re absolutely correct in asking for verification re. what I’ve written on this thread. Just like you, this information challenged my...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-07-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 2,806
Posted By Watercolor
Re: Through-Hulls

BubbleheadMd – Let’s not get into a mudslinging contest. It’s possible you’ve misread what I said. You did make the following statement, “Marelon through hulls and seacocks meet the ABYC...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-06-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 2,806
Posted By Watercolor
Re: Through-Hulls

dbgreen59 - It's clear from your picture that the thru-hull is not mounted on the tub liner, but the hull itself. The critical thing is to make sure the thru-hull locking nut sits on a backing...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-06-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 2,806
Posted By Watercolor
Re: Through-Hulls

BubbleheadMd - "This post is full of impressive factoids and numbers, but I feel that it's alarmism at it's finest." FYI - Everything I wrote in that post was a fact. Marelon, is nothing more than...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-05-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 2,806
Posted By Watercolor
Re: Through-Hulls

Got to get to bed. Will you be cutting the inner tub, is the hole big enough to insert a backing pate to accommodate a flange or areyou going to use the thru-hull/valve combination?

Fair winds,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-05-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 2,806
Posted By Watercolor
Re: Through-Hulls

I was hoping that you'd tell me that the valve assembly was a sink drain, then I'd say it was a factory install. Because it's a foot pump valve, it's possible it was installed later unless someone...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-05-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 2,806
Posted By Watercolor
Re: Through-Hulls

Questions:

1. If you look in the hole, does the thru-hull nut sit on the hull or a backing plate?

2. Is the nut on the barbed fitting metric by chance?

3. What are those two bolt heads...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-04-2014
Replies: 53
Views: 2,806
Posted By Watercolor
Re: Through-Hulls

gbgreen59 - Can't speak directly for Maine Sail re. the use of Sikaflex for bedding the thru-hull (mushroom), but that is what I've always done, Either Sikaflex or 4200.

Regarding the bolt issue,...
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-30-2013
Replies: 4,564
Views: 228,631
Posted By Watercolor
Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Is there any reason for not using a super tough nipple or coupler isolator between the metal standpipe and a SS or bronze ball valve on a steel or aluminum boat?
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-29-2013
Replies: 180
Views: 91,127
Posted By Watercolor
Re: Boat Inspection Trip Tips

It sounds like a great list
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-06-2013
Replies: 53
Views: 2,806
Posted By Watercolor
Re: Through-Hulls

Katsailor,

Just a few thoughts for you to consider regarding Forespar's Marelon seacocks.

First, Forespar calls Marelon a “polymer composite” and a 21st century material. The fact is Marelon...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-03-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 1,688
Posted By Watercolor
Re: Open or closed seacock?

I thought the base of the seacock looked familiar, it was the handles that threw me off. We had a Shannon 28 with Spartans, but the handles looked different. Sailvayu has a good eye.

The only...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 05-02-2013
Replies: 23
Views: 1,688
Posted By Watercolor
Re: Open or closed seacock?

I'm not familiar with that seacock. However, If you send a picture to Spartan Marine, they make Spartan seacocks, they may be able to identify the seacock.

It seems strange that the seacock with...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-03-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,697
Posted By Watercolor
Re: High Thrust Prop for Tohatsu 9.9 on Nonsuch 22

What other engine certifications do you have? Lot of people doing the Great Loop might be interested.

Fair winds
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-02-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 580
Posted By Watercolor
Re: Bronze Ball Valve Brand?

As far as I know all the US seacock manufacturers use 85-5-5-5 (copper, tin, zinc, lead) AKA leaded red brass, composite bronze, Alloy 836. Even Spartan seacocks are made of Alloy 836. The Spartan...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 03-02-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 1,697
Posted By Watercolor
Re: High Thrust Prop for Tohatsu 9.9 on Nonsuch 22

It seems you might gain a little when heading into the wind or current, but loose speed in the reverse conditions .

Not a topic I know much about. However, there's a company called Piranha...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-27-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 1,155
Posted By Watercolor
Re: Why does this rig not need running back stays

I've seen quite a few Westsail 32s and I don't believe I've seen one with running back stays. Many of those boats have been to Europe and back. They're usually not standard on masthead rigged...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-09-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,254
Posted By Watercolor
Re: Decommissioning through hulls?

Sounds like a plan. Just check them like you would any other seacock/thru-hull you have.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 02-08-2013
Replies: 19
Views: 1,254
Posted By Watercolor
Re: Decommissioning through hulls?

My wife and I have done a lot of fiberglass hull repairs on our boats. It's not rocket science. There are a lot of good books on the subject that can take you through the process step by step,...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-27-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 728
Posted By Watercolor
Re: thru-hulls without seacocks?

Murphy, as in Murphy's Law, loves to hear people say, especially on a boat, "I've never had a problem in the X number of years I've had my boat."

If you have through-hull below the waterline or...
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 11-28-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 726
Posted By Watercolor
Re: Drains, valves, and seacocks: weighing the alternatives

Rusty, did you come to any resolution to your problem.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 06-20-2012
Replies: 25
Views: 2,373
Posted By Watercolor
Re: Seized seacock

sgjfrods,

You've gotten quite a few good ideas presented to you. The best one was take some pictures. Before you do anything, I'd suggest you get someone who's worked on boats and knows his way...
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