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post #5 of Old 02-12-2013
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Re: seacock location


Like others have mentioned, the only way to do this right is to dig into your bilges yourself. While a diagram may give you location, it says absolutely nothing about condition.

The good news is that it will force you to dig through all the stuff the PO left for you to deal with.

If your boat is like most, you'll find:
- a few things that you can use immediately;
- a few more things that you have a plan to use soon;
- and a ton of stuff that you just "might" need at some indeterminate future date.

If you're lucky, you'll also find some stuff that you absolutely know you'll never use and can with a good conscience give to some other owner for him to store on his boat for another decade or so.

Do yourself a favor: take all that stuff that you "might" need, and get it off the boat -- take it home, put it in your car, etc, but mostly just get it out of your way. Unless you're a full time live-aboard, you have better options.

Look at it this way... If it's in the way now, then think about how much more it's gonna be in your way when you are trying to find something (like a seacock or a leak) in a hurry.

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