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In that case, carry on... should work just fine... it does on my boat. Makes winterizing the head a cinch.

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Originally Posted by CLucas View Post
I think you responded within about 90 seconds -- make that 60...

Your suggestion (and Peggie's) is even simpler, except that...
a) the head intake seacock is under the vberth and access requires either lifting cushions and an access panel or pulling out a drawer and reaching a long way (if it's even reachable). I've updated the image to indicate the forward bulkhead between the head sink and head intake. As it is in the diagram, I can leave the head intake seacock closed (so long I want to flush using fresh water). I routinely close all my seacocks (except cockpit drains) when we leave the boat.

b) Removing the sink drain seacock turns this into a much bigger project if I wanted to remove the thru-hull. I suppose I could just cap off the seacock... Ironically, I actually just replaced it last year -- completely seized (open!) and badly corroded.

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