SailNet Community - View Single Post - Replacing seacocks and through hulls.
View Single Post
  #1  
Old 03-03-2010
davewild davewild is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Western Australia
Posts: 49
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
davewild is on a distinguished road
Replacing seacocks and through hulls.

I would like to know if there is any way of assessing the condition of seacocks and through hull fittings? Of course safety is 1st priority but money doesn't grow on trees.

If they should need to be replaced, what brands, types and materials are recommended. I sail 90%+ of the time on a salt-water river and the rest on the ocean. If replaceing then quality( life-span, impact ressistance, etc) takes a priority over price. I have almost always found that better products work out cheapest over the long term.

One last question. Do I need to earth them? I don't use shore power, apart from charging the battery with a double insulated charger hence no earth pin on the plug. I would think this means I wouldn't have earth leakage but I go through prop shaft anodes in about 6-8 months so I think a boat in my vicinity may have a problem. Is there an effective way of fixing this?

Thanks,

Dave.

Last edited by davewild; 03-03-2010 at 08:59 PM. Reason: forgot a question
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook