Inspect your through-hull fittings regularly. Pre-2000 models need particular attention.
As part of routine maintenance, inspect your Grady-White’s through-hull
fittings at least yearly and replace as necessary. THIS IS ESPECIALLY
IMPORTANT IN BOATS BUILT PRIOR TO 1997 because at that time metal
fittings now in use
were not generally available and Grady-White used polypropylene. Over
time, polypropylene is subject to degradation (as are many plastics)
primarily due to UV exposure. A broken fitting is a hole that can cause a
boat to take on water and can damage systems. Despite the fact every
Grady-White is unsinkable thanks to sprayed-in foam flotation,
you can swamp the boat and encounter an uncomfortable situation.
When you inspect metal through-hull fittings, check to ensure there is
no corrosion. Make sure there is no blockage and that the fitting is
tight. Look closely at bronze and chrome-over-bronze fittings used in
the late 1990s and early 2000s.
If you have polypropylene through-hull fittings, make sure they have a
smooth and resilient finish and that each and every fitting shows no
evidence of crazing, cracking or brittleness.
What do you do if there is any sign of a problem during a routine
inspection of your Grady’s fittings? Some through-hull fittings are
accessible only through inspection plates, so contact your Grady-White
dealer if you have any questions or see any sign of problems.
For more maintenance tips, visit Boat Sweet Boat at www.gradywhite.com and download our Quick Reference Maintenance Guide.
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