Originally Posted by DanielBoon
....As for sea-cocks on cockipt drains, I questioned this when I bought the boat and my research showed that they are not such a good idea as the cockpit always needs to be able to drain rain and seawater. If you think about it, why would you ever want to close these off?
If the hose ever failed or came adrift - or needed to be changed - it would be nice to be able to close off that largish hole in the hull.....
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)