I have recently purchased a 33' boat
and will be replacing three gate vales with ball valves. The valves look like they "JUST" screw into the threaded thru hull
. Now, on a 26 year old boat
, I suspect nothing is just "JUST" and there may be some complications.
Using a pipe wrench, is there a possibility of cracking the hull
or loosening the thru hull
? Do you have to secure the thru hull
before applying pressure? Anything else to be concerned about?
I am on the hard
so don't have to worry about sinking, at least not just now.