Thanks for your excellent write up and pictures of your project. I am collecting the supplies to do my bow locker floors and hawse pipe replacement. I noted that you wrote that you used a 4 inch PVC pipe for your hawse pipe. I measure the OD (outside diameter) of the existing hawse pipe on my boat as 76.45 mm or 3 inches. Can you comment on your findings and if you used an oversized pipe? Someone on this forum suggested using FRP tubing from McMaster Carr but the largest size I can find there is an OD of 3 inches with and ID of 2.5 inches. I am uncertain if and ID of 2.5 inches is large enough. Do you have any thoughts on that?
Thanks for any input or suggestions you might provide.
Gary S. Silver
Amel SM 2000 # 335
Puerto Del Rey Marina, Fajardo Puerto Rico