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Old 05-10-2012
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Re: Closing seacocks

I leave almost all my seacocks closed all the time unless I am actively using them, with the exception being the cockpit drains. Bilge pump drains are above the waterline (not at the waterline), and do not have seacocks.

Turn the engine on? open the seacock! Turn the engine off? close the seacock!

Need to use the head? open the seacock! Done flushing? close the seacock!

Washing the dishes? open the seacock! Putting clean dishes away? close the seacock!

One key is making the seacocks easily accessible. The second is to just make it a habit.
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