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Installing New Seacock's (A Photo Based How To)

Hi All,

I finished another photo based "how to" article/blog based on the replacement of my through-hulls and sea cocks that I completed last spring.

Take a look and let me know what changes I should make or if the instructions are clear enough for the average DIY boater.

My intent with these articles is to help the average boater save $$$. The labor time involved in this job was a lot and would have translated into a yard bill in excess of 2k if I had paid my boat yard to tackle this job.

I've had great responses, over 630 "thank you notes", just on my "Re-Packing A Traditional Stuffing Box" article alone so I continue to do them to help in any way I can.

I hope this article helps as much as the others I've done..

Here it is: http://www.pbase.com/mainecruising/replacing_thruhulls


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Hale,
Absolutely great article and I commend you for posting it. Right up there with Giu's sailing videos.
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Nicely done, but I think you should add a photo of the mushroom thru-hull and show it being tightened on the outside of the boat to the second page of the article.
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I agree..

I totally agree but it's one photo I forgot to snap. I may be doing an install on a buddy's boat this spring and I'll bring my camera.

Usually when I'm doing these projects the camera and the article are not at the top of my mind so unfortunately some photos get missed..

I did however just add two more very relevant photos to the end of the article this being one of them..

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It's absolutely gorgeous. It is explained in such detail and will all necessary warnings that next time I have to take my boat to the dry I'll change myself a through-hull and seacock that needs replacing (which normally I would have never dared).
Thanks a lot for your time in sharing your knowledge and congratulations.
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that is the best

those are the best directions i've seen on seacocks including in professional magazines the photography work is also better than in most mags
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Very nice work, indeed, H.
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Great write-up, pictures, and site. Thanks halekai36!
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fantastic. i wish i had read this before i replaced every ball valve on fainleog this spring. the po had also recently replaced all valves -with cheapo abs plastic (not marelon) valves. i replaced them all with proper bronze, but didn't use the flanged bases because they weren't stock on my boat, and wasn't aware at the time how important they are. i want to eventually replace all the thru-hulls so then i will install the proper flanged bases.
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Halekai,

Superb job, thank you. You are an asset here.

Thanks again

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