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Old 04-09-2014, 11:34 PM   #1
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Default ThruHulls gettin old..

While waxing the boat this afternoon I was looking at the condition of my white plastic thruhulls and noticed they weren't in that great of shape.

I have a 2001 3000 scr and I am curious if any of you folks have tackled something like this as far as replacing them.

I have been told the hard part is matching the hole size.

They ones that I would like to do first are the group of 4 on the starboard side aft quarter.

I do have all the part numbers thru custom care website, in which I was freckin amazed, but the picture only shows 3 thruhulls.

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Roger, I really want to change mine to stainless...they look so much nicer. Just afraid there will be one or two that will be a real bear to get too.
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Yeah Max I thought about that too, but like you I might not be able or have access to some parts ...so keep them the same. Now I got to find a small midget with marine experience to get to these in the engine compartment :-)

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Funny I was thinking the same about mine. The aft ones don't look to hard to replace and my midship will require removing te frig to get at. Not sure I will do it this year but I found all my sizes in plastic at West Marine, they also have a new stainless line that I want to check out.
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And......like everything else on these d&mn maxums, removal of the actual thru hull will be challenging I bet. They loved their 4200 and 5200!!!
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Brain storm.....If someone made an insert for these thruhulls that has a little lip on the outside that you glue on the outside and shove it in and looky....I fixed it.

And come in different sizes... ain't asking for tooooo much ...

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Roger......I like the way you think!!
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Brain storm.....If someone made an insert for these thruhulls that has a little lip on the outside that you glue on the outside and shove it in and looky....I fixed it.

And come in different sizes... ain't asking for tooooo much ...

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Interesting but if the plastic is bad how good of a bond would the insert get?
From what I have read they fail just inside the flange.
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And......like everything else on these d&mn maxums, removal of the actual thru hull will be challenging I bet. They loved their 4200 and 5200!!!
That's not Maxum specific. This entire discussion applies to all boats. I have been procrastinating on mine as well. It's a 2 person job. One guy gets to be on the inside and the guy on the outside gets to do the caulking. A spanner wrench is helpful for the guy on the inside. You should be able to use a deck key for the exterior portion of the through-hull fitting.

I'd use either 4000 or 4200. 4000 is just UV preotected 4200. If it gets sun, and is above waterline, I use 4000.
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That's not Maxum specific. This entire discussion applies to all boats. I have been procrastinating on mine as well. It's a 2 person job. One guy gets to be on the inside and the guy on the outside gets to do the caulking. A spanner wrench is helpful for the guy on the inside. You should be able to use a deck key for the exterior portion of the through-hull fitting.

I'd use either 4000 or 4200. 4000 is just UV preotected 4200. If it gets sun, and is above waterline, I use 4000.
Agree.

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