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Re: Closing seacocks

I actually really like the Sea Chest idea that is commong on many Tayanas. Basically, it is one larger hole in the boat a the very bottom with a very large strainer that feeds everthing. Sure does make a leak quick to stop. I am sure there is some nautical reason why Catalina or Bene or most other manufacturers do not use a Sea Chest (probably cost) bu is still seems like the way to go to me.

If I had 20 sea cocks, I can guarantee you I would be looking for a way to start reducing them. For example, I have a washdown pump. I could have put in a whole new Thull for it. Instead, I pulled off the shower drain. No biggie. I pulled for a watermaker off of my Air Conditioner. I figure I will not run them both at the same time anyways and the AC is furthest forward in the boat. The Gen and engine have their own Thull, which Ii agree with, but Catalina put those in anyways.

Anyways, random thoughts.

Brian

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