SailNet Community - View Single Post - Do you close your seacoks when leaving the boat ?
View Single Post
post #7 of Old 06-15-2008
Rockter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Scotland
Posts: 2,364
Thanks: 0
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
Yes, all below the water-line... there are 6 of them below the water line.

Seacocks detest being left in one position for long, so the occasional cycle really helps them enormously. You really do not want them to stick on you, particularly sticking open.

Mine are nearly all the cone-and-seat type (well, "frustrum and seat" is probably more correct), and they only need a right angle turn. They also have a grease entry point on them, and that's useful also. Tun them to the closed position and inject some grease. It helps, but it's not quite as good as stripping them and greasing liberally.
Rockter is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
 
 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome