I removed the oth hose so I could see, drove down the street to the other boat for my dive gear
, pounded a softwood plug
in the thruhull.
I maybe the first person to actually use one of them. Let me tell you, they work like shinola. Too hard and the little nubbins in the thruhull to install it keep it from seating well. While pounding, I am wondering if the bronze has eaten away the hull
surrounding the thru hull
and will I knock the whole thing through?
Gave me some piece of mind but did not really diminish the flow, but would have helped if the pipe gave way completely.
Gave me some time to go to the store and get a plug
and a cap. Did I mention it is Easter Sunday and the nearby stores are closed.
Got back and wiggled the nipple loose- convenient that it did not need to unscrew huh? Put the plug in place, still leaked as the threads in the elbow
were eaten away. A quick redo with gobs of Permatex#2 made it dry. Fortunately, I was planning a haul out
in the next few weeks.
Just to make this experience extra delightful, of course it is the head