SailNet Community - View Single Post - Gate valves and why we don't use them...
View Single Post
post #27 of Old 11-12-2008
Junior Member
jlprice's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Granville, Ohio
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
I've been following this with some interest. We bought a 1975 38' C&C in July and none of the gate valves work and the surveyor recommended they be replaced with ball valves. Its in the cradle now and I plan to replace the gate valves with ball valves. Can I remove the valve from the through-hull and put on a ball valve or is it pretty well guarenteed that the through-hull is going to spin and I'll need to remove it and rebed it? If that's the case, then, is a flanged valve better?
jlprice is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome