Thru hull / Seacock

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Thru hull / Seacock

Postby scurvybrat » Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:51 am

I would like to purchase a seacock for the plastic thru hull. I think the thru hull was put in for a sink but I don't keep the sink aboard. Can anyone recommend a seacock for this? The thru hull is at the waterline or just above it. Thanks in advance!

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Re: Thru hull / Seacock

Postby scurvybrat » Mon Sep 09, 2013 1:42 pm

Just wanted to share my solution with you all. I consulted with my dock master first about this and he thought it sounded good. I cut off the hose attachment at the tip and just left the threaded part of the thru hull. Then I bought a 1 inch coupler (female threaded on both ends), gobbed silicone on the nipple threads and cap then screwed the coupler onto the nipple then screwed the cap into that. I decided to leave the cork in place as well since it's doing a good job. Another guy mentioned keeping pine bungs on board for cases like this. Total cost was less than $6.

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