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That is not the case for most boat owners, who have fiberglass hulls...and seacocks are generally required by insurance companies from what I've seen. Even on your boat, I would want a seacock on the hoses coming off the standpipe— what if one of the hoses breaks and you get pooped, and it brings the opening below the water level temporarily... be awful nice to be able to stop the water from pouring in... but that's just me...
Sea chests, manifolds and such are essentially designed to reduce the number of through hullls needed on a boat by combining the feed for several salt water lines via a single, larger through hull. It effectively can reduce maintenance, by eliminating separate through hulls.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
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