Well, not as bad as it sounds. I removed the paddle wheel
fitting for the Horizon Standard knot
meter as it was damaged and the instrument was bad due to age and corrosion
. I had thought that I would just replace it with a similar unit but it seems that nothing uses the paddle wheel
anymore. I will replace the instrument with a GPS
instead now. (I don't really care exactly how fast I go).
My question now is what to do with the hole where the paddle wheel was?
I really did not want to grind it down inside and outside and glass it in again (the opposite side of the bilge
already has one patch like that) to eliminate the hole. What other solution might there be for this hole? I don't think that I need any more 2" through hull
fittings. Probably glassing it in would be the safest way to go.