Re: Closing seacocks
A friends Hunter has the best seacock setup I've seen. The head, galley and engine are all clustered around the companionway so under the galley sole is a pit with all the seacocks, strainer etc. clustered in one place, labelled, plugs wired to each and everything right at hand - very slick.
I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.