Re: [Amel] Thru hull replacement


john martin <symoondog@...>
 

If the boat is in the US they may be trying to replace the ball valve with a standard SAE thread. It won't work. Amels thru hulls are all British thread. Its easier to find a British valve then to replace the thru hull to match the SAE thread, even if you have to order it from Amel. John "Moon Dog" SM 248




To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
From: rossny@mail.com
Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2011 23:38:54 +0000
Subject: [Amel] Thru hull replacement






Hi, Is it common to replace engine intake thru hull on a Maramu(1989)? Yard was replacing ball valve and now tells me that the existing glassed in one must be replaced. They want to use a standard bolt on to replace. Anybody have an opinion or experience with this? Should I ask them to re-glass a new one or is this the accepted way to repair? My boat is over 1,000 miles away. Thankyou, Ross






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