Deck drain hose & thru hull replacement

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Islander
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In the 1998 model I was fortunate enough to be able to reach the starboard side through the removable plastic bin under the hatch. I think Scott's vertical hole below the transom door would work on the 1998 islander as well...would all come down to a preference and ease of access. One thing to note is that by cutting the hole in the floor behind the door, I had access to the plastic thru hulls that drain from the transom well to the one next to the trim tab actuator.

Either way, prepare to get fiberglass splinters and bruises. My advice is to cut the hose off of the brass fitting then it should pull off of the plastic deck drain.

I attached some additional photos.

On a side note, after sealing and replacing the rub rail screws, I still had some water coming in (not as much). I taped off and sealed the top of the rub rail and this did the trick. I'm guessing at some point I'll need to remove the rail and reseal the joints or something (for now this will work).
 

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