Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Narragansett Bay
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Re: Through-hull corrosion - is this acceptable?
Not being factory could be a plus. The thru hulls on my Ď04 are not good. Iíve replaced all below the waterline and still have a dozen at the waterline to go. Perhaps by the time they made the 57, they were using marelon for factory systems.
If Ken did the install at J Annapolis, I always thought he was pretty good. Not a fan of the dealership down there, but thatís very dated and may have changed hands by now. Iím sure you realize that Jeanneau USA (the US mothership, not the local dealer) is based there too. If not, I can send you Gilles contact info. Heís terrific.
Anyway, Iíd clean it up well (including removing the handle and cleaning/inspecting the shaft/nut) and keep a close eye on it. If you really wanted to get adventuresome, you could pound a dowel in from the outside, remove the hose and take a look at the valve. Of course, Newport harbor is maybe low 60s right now. Iíd pass.
All the best getting underway again. Weíre out cruising or Iíd offer whatever local assistance I could.
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