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Anyone remember that kid's book? That is how the day started. I have read about others successfully cleaning the carpet with a power washer, and that really works!! Got all the grime and spots out, and fluffed up the nap pretty well too!

There was a bit of water in the ski locker, so I grabbed my trusty 9/16 wrench, and man was that plug tight. So tight that when I bopped it with the heel of my hand to pop it loose, it really popped--the hole plug ripped out of the bottom and fell on the driveway. (It drained pretty well after that...) I crawled under the boat and there was the whole fitting, with three screws sticking up with pieces of hull still attached. From the looks of the fitting, I am not sure this is the first time it has popped out.

So, how to stick the through-hull fitting back into the hull?? I would guess I will need some fiberglass repair of some sort to repair the ripped out screw holes and some sort of sealant when the thru-hull goes back in. Anyone had this happen and is there a fix??

The carpet looks really good...

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Anyone remember that kid's book? That is how the day started. I have read about others successfully cleaning the carpet with a power washer, and that really works!! Got all the grime and spots out, and fluffed up the nap pretty well too!

There was a bit of water in the ski locker, so I grabbed my trusty 9/16 wrench, and man was that plug tight. So tight that when I bopped it with the heel of my hand to pop it loose, it really popped--the hole plug ripped out of the bottom and fell on the driveway. (It drained pretty well after that...) I crawled under the boat and there was the whole fitting, with three screws sticking up with pieces of hull still attached. From the looks of the fitting, I am not sure this is the first time it has popped out.

So, how to stick the through-hull fitting back into the hull?? I would guess I will need some fiberglass repair of some sort to repair the ripped out screw holes and some sort of sealant when the thru-hull goes back in. Anyone had this happen and is there a fix??

The carpet looks really good...

You might be able to clean up the joint a bit and then use marine epoxy to glue the pieces back in, then a gelcoat repair kit to fill in the gelcoat (if there are pieces to put back in). I would use longer screws if you can when you put it back, and cleand the threads on the plug also.

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Plus1.gif I agree with edwin. Maybe the easiest and cheapest fix is to find a bigger drain plug assembly

If a carpenter strips out a screw hole, they just buzz in a bigger screw...might as well do the same with yours. Time for a bigger drain plug!
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