A previous owner of My Catalina had installed a bilge pump which is great, but for some reason the bilge pump was connected to a thru-hole that emptied into the cockpit. It meant the water was trapped onboard – a potential disaster waiting to happen! So, the first major improvement I undertook was to reinstall the thru-hole, this time via a hose running out the Port-side transom.
The pilot hole and tape ready for drilling of the thru-hole.
Location of the old bilge pump thru-hole, it emptied into the floor of the cockpit.
High view of the thru-hole and hose in the starboard cockpit locker.
The bilge pump.
The hose from the bilge pump, I drilled a hole to allow it to pass thru to the port-side.
Port-side view inside the cockpit locker towards the new thru-hole.
New thru-hole drilled.
Ensuring the new thru-hole is a good fit.
New thru-hole fitting.
Wide shot of the new thru-hole fitting.
Close up of the thru-hole.
The new thru-hole, I liked the height and thought – ‘if I have water coming in this hole, I’ve got bigger problems to worry about’!
Sealing the new fitting in the thru-hole.
The new fitting – bedded and sealed in place.
Wide view of the new thru-hole fitting.