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Old 11-09-2008
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Originally Posted by sailaway21 View Post
There is nothing inherently wrong with using gate valves on a boat as a sea ****.
There are several inhearant reasons not to use gate valves where a Teflon seated ball valve is available:

-No definite position indication
-mating surfaces will leak if damaged
-takes a lot longer to open or close
-prone to jam on backseat
-damage from freezing more likely
-more corrosion prone (more wear surfaces)
-more parts involved (more point of failures, as in my case)

Last edited by sailboy21; 11-09-2008 at 09:15 PM.
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