THROUGH HULL VALVES MARAMU 186


DENNIS STULLER <svcheechako@...>
 

DEAR GROUP,

WE ARE ENGAGED IN A MAJOR REFIT ON "DIFFERENT DRUMMER"
1985 MARAMU HULL#186 AND ARE HAVING DIFFICULTY FINDING
NEW THROUGH HULL VALVES FOR THE HEAD THROUGH HULL
FITTINGS. ON THIS BOAT THE VALVES SCREW ON TO BRONZE
FITTINGS WHICH ARE GLASSED INTO THE HULL AND WHICH ARE
FLUSH AND AT A SEVERE ANGLE TO THE HULL.
THE VALVES ON THIS BOAT ARE STAMPED 1 1/4 AND 1 1/2
AND APPEAR TO BE OF STANDARD IPS SIZE EXCEPT THAT THEY
ARE SLIGHTLY LARGER IN SIZE AND THE THREAD PITCH IS
SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT.
PER VETUS THESE ARE A BRITISH STANDARD PIPE SIZE BASED
ON A CASTING MARK WHICH LOOKS LIKE A STYLISED LETTER Y
WITH A SMALL O IN THE CROOK OF THE Y. VETUS FIRST
PROMISED US DELIVERY IN THREE DAYS BUT NOW AFTER 2
MONTHS THEY ARE VAUGUE ABOUT DELIVERY AND ARE TALKING
ABOUT ADDITIONAL MONTHS OF WAITING.

DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY INFORMATION OR SUGGESTIONS? I AM
ON THE VERGE OF CUTTING THE FITTINGS OUT AND
INSTALLING CONVENTIONAL THROUGH HULL FITTINGS BUT THIS
WILL NECESSITATE MODIFICATION OF THE HOLDING TANKS AS
WELL.

REGARDS, DENNIS STULLER "DIFFERENT DRUMMER"

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