I hope that everyone is well in this potty world we currently live in. It's occurred to me for many years how fortunate we are to have found a pastime/career/lifestyle such as sailing. The amount one can learn is limitless, unlike many other sports (or careers/pastimes). I for one am amazed at how little I know about so many aspects of a sailboat, particularly those that venture far afield. Anyway, enough of the naval gazing.
Having now bought the aluminium cutter
of my dreams, I am putting together a maintenance
plan for when she's next slipped. I've read a lot about through-hulls and stop cocks and would much appreciate your hands on comments.
There's a real mish-mash of types of through-hulls and stop-cocks. Some show a reasonable level of corrosion
(not too good). Ideally, whilst making sure their integrity is 100%, I'd like similar fittings when I next slip her.
I've attached (or at least I hope I have) some photos of the questionable fittings associated with the head
waste and holding tank
. Do you have any suggestions on what I should do with them?
Attachment 1. shows a heavily taped marelon fitting (black water
discharge). Maybe a cracked or poorly matched fitting.
Attachment 2. S/S stop cock for macerator discharge.
Attachment 3. Corroding valve on discharge elbow
Attachment 4. Multi-metal corrosion
on raw water
There are also 2 skin fittings with plywood backing plates
. I don't have photos but my surveyor
advises that the plates be replaced (as the ply may cause paultice corrosion) . I don't yet know with what, given it's an aluminium hull
. Suggestions here also very welcome.
Thanks very much! Wideocean7/Andy
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