So the boat has a seachest to handle all raw water
coming into the boat. It is fiberglass
built into the hull
and has 6 raw water
lines going out of it (engine intake, heads, manual foot pump). There should be a picture attached.
The top appears to be plexiglass or lexan
. The wingnuts are fairly corroded and the petcock is corroded to the point it is not usable. The outputs appear to be bronze and you can see by the green they are pretty old and have developed a strong patina.
I need to refurbish the box. I'm not sure I want to change out the bronze fittings but the top definitely needs work. I will at least change out the hoses and clamps attached to these fittings.
For the corroded studs that hold the wingnuts I was thinking of removing them from the fiberglass
, using epoxy
to fill the old holes and to hold the new studs in place.
For the top I'm not sure what to use. Any suggestions? I also am not sure what type of sealant
to use between the chest and the top. I don't want something permanent because it is designed to be disassembled to remove any foreign matter that gets introduced. Maybe 4200 but that might be too strong. Any ideas about this or the plan overall. I've not done this before so I'm not sure what I need to watch out for.
Any wisdom is appreciated.