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Old 23-10-2013, 18:14   #31
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Thanks s/v Jedi. Would you consider a good quality skin fitting a reasonable substitute for the fibreglass exhaust pipe?

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One advantage of the fiberglass pipe is that it keeps bilgewater from running down your hull. Otherwise, I think a normal thruhull fitting would work just fine.
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Old 23-10-2013, 18:16   #32
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If you find a way to attach the flapper to the outside of it.... The flapper blocks water ingress from waves slapping the stern.
Ah, right, gotcha.

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Old 23-10-2013, 18:19   #33
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One advantage of the fiberglass pipe is that it keeps bilgewater from running down your hull. Otherwise, I think a normal thruhull fitting would work just fine.
Yes, good point, and though I try REALLY hard to keep the bilge clean, there are certainly some stains around the current bilge exits that show I have not always been successful.

Actually, one advantage of the current setup it that I have been able to fit a hose to the exit point which is on the dock side of the boat, and pump gunk from cleaning the storage tanks out into big drums and dispose of them properly. Might keep one small pump connect to the starboard side for just that purpose now I think of it.

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Old 23-10-2013, 20:26   #34
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With all these options, why not consider one more?

Ditch the ballast, and add a couple more hulls with crossbeams.

You won't have to worry about sinking, and the boat will sail faster.



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Old 23-10-2013, 20:34   #35
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With all these options, why not consider one more?

Ditch the ballast, and add a couple more hulls with crossbeams.

You won't have to worry about sinking, and the boat will sail faster.



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Now that's just plain mean. Taking my lovely thread and winding it up till it snaps. Shame on you.

Mind you... what could I do with about 10 tons of ballast I wonder...?

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Now that's just plain mean. Taking my lovely thread and winding it up till it snaps. Shame on you.

Mind you... what could I do with about 10 tons of ballast I wonder...?

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Old 23-10-2013, 21:13   #37
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OK, now you are freaking me out.
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