Thru-hull help

Badfish Pat

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I pulled my boat out of the water last weekend and as I went to unscrew the drain plug, the whole fitting started turning. I looked on the Boston Whaler page and found the hull diagram (link below) and it doesn't appear that the fitting is the same (I don't see a hex flange on the inside). When I got home I had someone turn the portion of the thru-hull which was on the outside of the boat while I looked in the bilge, and the piece inside the bilge was not turning. I managed to get the plug out, but I'd really like to replace the whole thru-hull with a more solid bronze thru hull. Any ideas on how to remove this old one and if there would be any issue with swapping out for a different type?


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http://www.bostonwhaler.com/Page.aspx/pageId/34791/Parts-Diagrams.aspx

Boat is a 2000 outrage 26'

Added the photo of the plug... Did not appear to be cross threaded. No idea why the whole thing was spinning.
 

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tanner.s

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Could bore it out and put a solid bronze setup very easily. Just make sure you coat the transom innards with epoxy or plenty of 5200. Just use a hole saw to make the new hole, coat walls with 5200, coat all parts of the thru hull that is going to touch fiberglass with 5200, and sandwich it all together.

Be sure that your surfaces are level and clean on outside and inside of transom before reinstalling.
 
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Swede

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    Is that a factory thru-hull? I thought those plastic fittings just un-screwed with a tool
     
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    Badfish Pat

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    Despite it not matching what I saw in the drawing, I believe it is the factory installed part. I don't see the normal notches that are on the ones which are easily removable.
     
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    Badfish Pat

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    Very strange press fitting that did not match the factory drawing. I found a thread on THT where someone had the same issue with a similar model/year whaler. I ended up knocking out the press fitting and replacing with one that could be screwed in.
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    Now, on to the next project. New airmar xducer, courtesy lights, and wiring the motors into the NMEA backbone.

    Any recommendations on LED lights for under the gunwale?
     
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    tanner.s

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    I've heard that any of the cheap, waterproof LED's will last you for a few years at least.
     
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    Seamaster RGB LEDs I bought them at fisheries supply you can change them to any color you want with your phone
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    USMC8541

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    I have never dealt with that style of plug. I don't know if I would replace it with another plastic style plug myself. Bronze all the way. When I replaced mine this last winter I oversized the hole and filled with epoxy then re drilled the hole to fit the drain plug. Drill the screw holes and then added below water line sealant to the threads. No water will ever enter my transom. I oversized all holes below the water line and filled with epoxy. Trim tabs, drain plug, transducers, etc.. Worth the time and peace of mind knowing water can never enter my transom again.
     
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