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Re: Question: Do you close your seacocks when leaving the boat?
Definitely close them when leaving for more than a few hours but not if we are just going on shore for a meal or to do some shopping. Exercising the seacocks is for the good and it only a minute or two to flush out the dead stinky water in the head pipes.
Oh yes, we also close head seacocks when offshore/coastal.
ps - the closest I've come to disaster other than on two occasions when moronic yard workers tried to sink us by leaving hoses off seacocks is when our manual bilge pump started siphoning back into the bilge. We where outside at the time on a short passage but it was somewhat freaky until we figured out what was going on.
Andrew B (Malö 39 Classic)
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― Terry Pratchett.
Last edited by tdw; 09-27-2014 at 08:26 PM.