I have created this new thread to carry on the topic of "Hawse Pipe Replacement" that was started in the thread "Bow Locker Floor Replacement". In that thread multiple folks have indicated that they have replaced, or are about to replace, their hawse pipe due to corrosion of the original galvanized pipe. Over the years I have only seen a hand full of areas where Amel "got it wrong" and the floor of the bow lazarettos and using galvanized pipe (instead of stainless steel or some more durable material) for the hawse pipe are two.
This topic is timely for me as I was just considering this project myself (having previously dealt with the floor issue). The suggested materials so far are:
Schedule 40 PVC or better yet Schedule 80 PVC pipe.
I had anticipated having a 316L stainless steel pipe fabricated with a flange at the top and bottom. Other than cost, any thoughts on that idea? It appears to me that the original pipe simply passed through the lazarette floor (no flange) and had a "tab" welded at the top, then was glassed in place. Correct?
Gary S. Silver
Amel SM 2000 #335