I've been fighting this thing for two days so far. Started the job of replacing exhaust
elbows and hoses since one the iron ones that have been in place since there were dinosaurs finally corroded enough so nothing left for the hose to hold to.
There is a 3" elbow
at the thru hull
that I cannot get off that is threaded on. I am thinking there must be a better way to go about it...or maybe I'm going all wrong. I have been trying to turn the elbow
counter clockwise off the threads coming out of the thru hull
I have managed to move it about a 1/4 turn using various tools such as chain wrench, pipe wrench, breaker bar, hammer, PBlaster. I now see that what has moved is not the elbow off the threads...but the threads in the thru hull
. I'm thinking I must be turning the whole thru hull
? Or, tightening it more? It looks like there is a locknut on these threads...but I'm really not sure how this thing goes together.
Any help is appreciated. The boat is a Westsail42. I am including a picture inside and out.
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