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12,268 posts on 2,444 threads   •   From Mar 07, 2004 - Jan 08, 2012


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Jonathan & Liz Reece

In the course of curing a scuppers that was leaking into the boat, I wondered about making the passage from inner hull to outer out of GRP instead of two metal tubes, so that the passage was one big rectangular section. Wouldn't it be structurally stronger, and let the water out a lot quicker?

Mike McCoy

I've wondered why there are two 'small' tubes instead of one big scupper outlet myself.

I'm could be wrong but I can't think of a particular design reason the 2 small tubes are needed vs one large one.

Like you I think a single large one would be stronger, easier to keep sealed, drain faster & be less prone to clogging.

Bud Taplin

I do have fiberglass tubing available to replace the spun brass tubes for scupper drains. Also, Dave King made some oblong fiberglass scupper drains, and he may have made a mold for it.


Rick Pelton

When you install the fiberglass tubes do you remove the brass tubes all together, or do the brass tubes fit in side the fiberglass tubes?

Bud Taplin

You should remove the original spun brass tubes before installing the fiberglass tubing.

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