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Old 25-12-2017, 03:22   #1
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Hi. I am new to CF. I am busy completing building a 2016 launch Wildcat 35ft catamaran.
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Old 25-12-2017, 04:58   #2
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Hello, and welcome. Would love to see progress pictures of the build.

You know, sailors and their, "Winter Season Boat Porn." 🤣🤣
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Hi. Ok. I shall post some pics
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, wineswine.
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Old 25-12-2017, 05:17   #5
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Thanks. It has been a rough week. Got a call from the Marina manager to say my boat was sinking. Technically a catamaran cannot sink (I think). The Boatyard Manager had keys and was very helpful in pumping out all the water on the port side. The culprit was a corroded valve and tap. The boat builder I bought the boat from used a bronze fitting instead of stainless steel. Fitting has been temporarily changed but I will have to. Heck all the fittings and replace with stainless steel. I am new to sailing and sailed many many years ago.
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Thanks. It has been a rough week. Got a call from the Marina manager to say my boat was sinking. Technically a catamaran cannot sink (I think). The Boatyard Manager had keys and was very helpful in pumping out all the water on the port side. The culprit was a corroded valve and tap. The boat builder I bought the boat from used a bronze fitting instead of stainless steel. Fitting has been temporarily changed but I will have to. Heck all the fittings and replace with stainless steel. I am new to sailing and sailed many many years ago.
Most boat sinkings (or floodings) happen in the slip due to similar failures.

The thru hulls on my Wildcat are all Marelon...no problems in 17 years.
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... The culprit was a corroded valve and tap. The boat builder I bought the boat from used a bronze fitting instead of stainless steel. Fitting has been temporarily changed but I will have to. Heck all the fittings and replace with stainless steel. I am new to sailing and sailed many many years ago.
Bronze is a great marine material. Yours was, IMHO almost certainly, brass.
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