- Feb 13, 2021
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It’s most likely not sealed, at least not effectively. More than likely the factory slapped it in there with some sealant, which won’t adequately protect your core in this case.Hey everybody. Here’s a picture of my starboard scupper. It looks like it is cracked all the way through. Wondering if this is a big issue or not? Is there gelcoat under the tubes ? My fear is that there is not gelcoat, and that water could be slowly seeping into the core.View attachment 31902View attachment 31903
Yes...I actually used the "Gray" Electrical PVC...It has UV protection in it.think warthog had a thread on his repair with PVC pipe.
I’ll confirm that this is the way to go. I used the white SCH40 stuff, it’s working out fine and the boat stays covered so I’m not worried about the UV rays, but it’s thicker so you’ve got to make a bigger hole.Yes...I actually used the "Gray" Electrical PVC...It has UV protection in it.
You dig the Brass out....Then drill the hole bigger....The PVC of the correct size has a bigger OD.
Reinstalling the brass is asking for the same thing to happen again......AND call's for a special tool, but I've seen them cobbled together with thread all and other pieces.
My was you cut the PVC slightly short of the thickness of the transom. Then create a nice fillet at the ends with epoxy.
While making the hole bigger can be a pain......It has several advantages. 1] your exposing new clean wood to get the best penetration when wetted out with resign.....2] It lowers the scupper slightly......This assists in getting that pesky little bit of water gone , that Always sits and collects dirtbut it’s thicker so you’ve got to make a bigger hole.