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nick cherney (Guest)

bud, or anyone else,
One of the seacocks(original) on our W42 was broken off above the valve and the thru hull was plugged with a wood DC plug just in case. I removed the seacock intending to replace it with a new one, and when I took it off the threaded portion of the thru hull which extended above the wood backing block came right off with it. the whole mess is teribly corroded and will have to be replaced but my question is this. the boat is in the water and I don't want to muck around too much with the thru hull nor do we want to haul out right now. is there anything holding that thru hull in right now other than some silicone? it seems to me there is possibly a big nut which is tightened down against the hull under the backing block, but this would not be the normal instalation and I don't want to pull off the block to find out. likewise I dont want to come back to the boat to find a sad ending if that thru hull is just attached with a bit of sealant. there are the two bolts which potrude into the boat which the seacock was attached to, but they are both corroded and turn freely so they are certainly doing nothing. any info would be great before I do anything rash.

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