The original self bailing drain on my Zodiac
Zoom 10' folding transom dinghy
was constantly fouling with debris, so I replaced it with a bronze tube and an expanding plug
. I epoxied the tube in place and all was fine for about a year. Then it started leaking. I ground away the epoxy
on the outside of the transom and found that the epoxy
had not bonded well with the pvc. There is apparently some flexing in this area and over time the weak bond failed. Next I decided to caulk with Boat Life. I thought I had it but as you can see in the picture, a crack appeared at the edge of the pvc. I am thinking now that I should remove the Boat Life and really load it up with 5200. Have any of you found a better solution?
I can't get the picture to appear in the post, but it is in the gallery at:
Drain In Folding Transom - Cruisers & Sailing Photo Gallery