• Seacocks/Thru-Hulls

    by Published on April 29th, 2012 00:45     Number of Views: 7372 
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    A seacock needs some extra bulk between it and your hull mainly to absorb abuse from wrenching the valve handle, but also because once you add any adapters and a barb fitting, the hose can put some pretty serious side loads on your seacock flange. Here is one solution for the backer plates;

    When I'm doing any fiberglass work, I try to think ahead a bit by saving some of my scrap pieces of mat or cloth and cut them ...
    by Published on November 26th, 2011 03:08  Number of Views: 8066 
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    This video shows the replacement of a thru-hull transducer.



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    Installing a thru-hull may seem like one of the most daunting boat repair task to handle, but it is not a very difficult job for someone with basic mechanical skills and the proper tools. However, a successful installation does require a bit of preparation and planning. Just drilling a hole in the boat, applying silicone and sticking in the thru hull will lead to disaster.
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    by Published on August 25th, 2010 02:58     Number of Views: 9364 
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    Whether you are installing a thru-hull or mounting a windlass the most critical part of the job is protecting the balsa core encapsulated within the fiberglass layers. Boatbuilders began using balsa wood years ago in the manufacturing process because it is lightweight, adds strength and is low cost. ...
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