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Pipe fitted inside inspection port - why ?


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Ok, i've had a search through previous topics and can't (at this stage) find any reference to this. Whilst repairing my inspection port i noticed that there is a tube that appears to run from the cross beam down through the hull (storage) and out in to the inner side of the hull. It does not look factory fitted, as the glass is cracked where the pipe runs in and out and i'm concerned that it is allowing water in. Iwas going to seal it and remove the pipe, though until i'm sure thought i'd ask you lot !!

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the tube is to let the hulls breath and although they generally look home fitted.. thats how they come from the factory.

I prefer to block them off (remove and fill) and let the hulls breath via a small hole in the middle of the inspection caps.

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Hi cat scratch, I wondered the same thing about my boat and asked a guy at Kurnell sailing club. his boat didnt have it so i yhink it was on some of the original boats, fitted a bit roughly and was to allow the hulls to breath. My old wave ski used to fill with a lot of air pressure after being out on water a few hours, just released the air cap to release. do the same with the hull caps and sail on. honestly i think the idea was a load of crap.

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