Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 07-09-2016, 19:03   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Laguna Beach, Ca.
Boat: Fast Passage 39
Posts: 16
Wicking water out of ports ?

We have a Fast Passage 39 sailboat and it's cabin top slopes to a point that water gets trapped in the ports. I have heard of people using a wicking material and hanging it over the edge of the port in order to rid the ports of the water. But how to attach it to the port ? What material to use ? So many questions and I have so few answers. Anyone out there who can help me ?

Sidewinder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2016, 19:21   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: So. Oregon
Boat: Seafarer36c
Posts: 3,986
Re: Wicking water out of ports ?

I use a piece of wick for an oil lamp and a dab of 5200.

Guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-11-2016, 05:14   #3
Registered User
Laceynhans's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 19
Re: Wicking water out of ports ?

Exactly how and where do you put the wick? I seem to be having a similar problem
Laceynhans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-11-2016, 22:44   #4
Registered User
JeffBurright's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Oregon
Boat: Northwest 21
Posts: 40
Re: Wicking water out of ports ?

Same as Guy, but I used acrylic superglue to attach the lamp wick.
Knowing we were fools had not made us sages.
JeffBurright is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22-11-2016, 22:50   #5
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Up the mast, looking for clean wind.
Boat: Currently Shopping, & Heavily in LUST!
Posts: 4,962
Re: Wicking water out of ports ?

Just use care what adhesive you use on non-glass surfaces, as certain ones can significantly weaken plastics.

The Uncommon Thing, The Hard Thing, The Important Thing (in Life): Making Promises to Yourself, And Keeping Them.
UNCIVILIZED is online now   Reply With Quote

ports, water

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Replacing Ports with New Found Metals Ports Papa Joe Construction, Maintenance & Refit 10 04-06-2016 14:34
Rockwool Wicking Insulation LarkCayeRes Construction, Maintenance & Refit 14 02-02-2012 17:26
For Sale: (4) 6" x 12" Opening Ports and (2) 6" x 12" Fixed Ports captsam54 Classifieds Archive 7 03-08-2011 07:01
Philippine Islands - Ports of Entry and Anchoring Out Before Clearing Customs . . . Gone2long Pacific & South China Sea 10 07-10-2010 18:00
Sealing access ports on stainless steel water & diesel tanks? mestrezat Construction, Maintenance & Refit 1 22-05-2008 22:07

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:55.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.