I'd like to run a bilge pump hose through the hull of a Millbrook Shacho. Is this feasible using say a Dremel with a small cutting wheel? Other ideas?
Here is the fitting http://tinyurl.com/l95w57h
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No problem to do this.|
Posted by: onnopaddle on Jun-19-13 5:25 PM (EST)
Uses whatever you want for sealant but if the part is mounted on somewhat of a curved surface better the sealant has a little 'body' or firmness so it when cured ... So I would vote for 3m 4200 instead of silicone for example.
I think I could do it with a hole cutter|
Posted by: ezwater on Jun-19-13 5:33 PM (EST)
Might make one nervous, thinking about it, but that ultra-thin laminate on the side of the hull is pretty tough.
I understand Kaz is using Spheretex|
Posted by: clarion on Jun-20-13 6:18 AM (EST)
... on the bottoms. I don't really know much about it though.
Posted by: mintjulep on Jun-19-13 5:34 PM (EST)
I mean, it's a canoe, right? Like no deck, completely open at the top?
Yeah, that works|
Posted by: pblanc on Jun-19-13 5:52 PM (EST)
But bilge pump hose going over the gunwale is prone to get dislodged and/or damaged when the boat is car-topped, or a boat over boat rescue is called for, or if the boat goes through a rapid upside down.
I've done it over the top on other boats|
Posted by: clarion on Jun-20-13 6:23 AM (EST)
... but it does have the disadvantages Pete mentioned. Two more could be added to Pete's good list. Over the top means more lifting and less efficiency. And over the top means it can interfere with paddle strokes, depending on the setup. You may have to use more hose to get it out of your way. More hose means more backwash when you turn it off.
Thanks for the hole saw advice|
Posted by: clarion on Jun-20-13 6:26 AM (EST)
I was a little worried that the teeth might grab. But with a hole saw you're in control of how much pressure you use and there isn't anything really sharp to grab, like say with a forstner bit. I'll give the hole saw a try.
Posted by: pgeorg on Jun-20-13 7:41 AM (EST)
I agree that a hole saw is your best option, but use it carefully. Hold a thick block of wood on the side opposite the hole saw and apply light pressure to avoid having it grab. Use a blade with the finest teeth you can find.
hole saw is correct ....|
Posted by: pilotwingz on Jun-20-13 7:59 AM (EST)