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viexile posted 08-21-2002 02:12 PM ET (US)   Profile for viexile   Send Email to viexile  
Cover it on the mooring if not hauled after every outing. Check through hull brasses CONSTANTLY for wear and replace. Fill all deck holes. My '78 V20 Outrage, while it looks good, needed unnecessary blister, hull and rot work. Just the way they're built. Water intrusion kills them.
dscew posted 08-21-2002 02:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for dscew    
Because of all the press on water intrusion from brass through hulls and other areas, I inspected my 74 BW Katama. The o-rings under the lips looked fine, there are no other holes, no floor softness in the boat, and no other symptoms of water in the hull. Just in case, I slathered Boat Life Caulk around the edge of all the through hulls on the boat. The stuff never hardens, stays in place and looks fine if applied with care. After a week of boating on Lake Superior, none of it had come off. I can't think of any reason to do additional work on the through hulls; or am I missing something? Is this an adequate way to avoid water intursion?
dscew posted 09-01-2002 03:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for dscew    
I want to bring this back to the top because there hadn't been any replies to my questions about drain tubes and Boat Life. Anyone?
Tates posted 09-01-2002 07:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tates  Send Email to Tates     
I have recently(this week) had problems with through hull fittings,I'am considering repairing the thru hull with Fiberglass/ Resin plug.I have not had alot of luck with Calking compound ,It seems to break loose after a month or so in salt water.(on the first attempt to fix it anyhow).The thru hull I am referring to is in the cabin of a 25' Revenge,about 4" long ,it is in a totally enclosed area ,I see no real reason to keep it as a drain,it seems to be a weak point in the older whalers. I'am wondering if any one has plugged this thu hull location. Any input would be helpfull

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