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Post: "W42 Thru Hulls And Sea Cocks"

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nick cherney (Guest)

I have a solution which may interest people in the same situation. Obviously the thru hulls need replacing, but in the bay area that means a thousand dollars or more of yard time, so we will wait until we need to haul out for other reasons. so my solution is to put a screw into the wood plug from inside the boat. this screw will have a large washer and be set thru a wood cross piece which extends beyond the backing block. I will set two wood blocks on either side of the thru hull, which this cross piece will sit against, and tighten the screw to pull the wood plug into the boat. I figure there should be enough force to hold the thru hull in nice and tight for the next year or two. plus if it seems to be loosening I can just crank the screw down again. any ideas out there?

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