Through hull corosion

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by cat nap2, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. cat nap2
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    cat nap2 Junior Member

    I have a 1984 cat. The head intake seacock froze last summer. I don't know if it has ever been serviced. It's now soaking in PB Blaster.
    My question is reguarding the through hull fitting.
    It has a VERRY slight bit of corossion on it. Probably as old as the boat.
    The throug hull seems sound.
    My question is should I leave it alone or clean it off back to a bright finish ??
    If I clean it to a bright finish should I leave it natural or coat it with lacquer ??

    Thanks Cat Nap
  2. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    This shouldn't be something to contemplate, honestly. Replace the 1/3rd of a century old through hull.
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