Thanks for that John.
Got told the same thing at the club last night. Also found last night that the leak is not coming from that through hull
but a dodgey repair job on an old through hull
a couple of inches forward. Seems she has had a bigger engine
fitted at some stage ( 15hp Yanmar) requiring the relocation of the through hull and sea cock to make room. The old hole has been pluged with a bolt and some filler. the filler has deteriorated and it probably wouldn't take much to knock it out alltogether.
The upshot is that she will get pulled out next week, after our current
heat wave, and one of the members who does repair work, will do a proper repair with a fibreglass patch on the outside (she's wooden). Much as I didn't want to pull the boat just yet, it will be a comfort to know that all is well.
P.S. The Jazman Handle is one I use on a few music
sites. I'm a third generation jazbo (amateur) and play standards on guitar and do a lot of stuff with software
synths. My music
has been suffering as a result of 'Yellow Bird' but am looking forward to her being a sort of floating studio. Will post some links when I have some mp3s worth downloading.