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Garboard Drain Fitting Leak

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I noticed that I have a small trickle of water coming from where the garboard drain fitting goes through the hull. It is absolutely not coming up through the fitting and where the T-Handle mounts into it, but rather from between the hull and where the fitting meet.

Does anyone have any experience resealing these? I called my local dealer who said it was probably leaking through one of the screw holes of the fitting underneath, but I applied some 3M-5200 in them and retightened the screws and still have the leak. Has anyone had to reseal the flange to the hull and any suggestions for loosening it up? Thanks.

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Well no responses, so I went it alone. Removed the screws on the flange and wondered if the T-Handle that threads in from the bilge side would thread in from the bottom. Must be tapered thread, but I was able to thread the T-Handle into the fitting from under the boat just enough to use it as a lever to wiggle the fitting and pull it down and out. Thumbup.gif Removed the old sealant and I'm ready to re-install. Hope this may help someone else in the future.

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