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Thanks for the quick replies
I like the idea of running very hot water thru the hoses to see if that frees up the valve. If that doesn't work, I'll try to replace the valve from inside...rather than taking apart the thru hull. If I simply can't budge the think, I'll hire someone to take apart the thru hull...and I'll watch and learn. The boat is currently on the hard so it's a good time to do the job. Also...a follow-up question...
...How does one service the other valves. They are all ball-in-socket types. How do I lube 'em, and what's best to use? OK, so this may be kind of silly...but I thougt about using long q-tips with some sort of lubrication applied on the tip, and going from the outside thru the thru-hull...while someone inside the boat works the valve back-and-forth.