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seacocks for cockpit drains?
I recently purchased a Spirit 28 (my first real boat).
All through hull penetrations have seacocks, with the exception of those in the aft end: engine exhaust, bilge pumps, and cockpit drains. the exhaust and bilge pumps penetrations are just above the waterline, but the cockpit drains are a little below. For all these systems, I worry that a hose failure underway would leave me without a way to secure the flow (although I would obviously leave them open when away from the boat, limiting their potential value).
Do cockpit drains normally have seacocks? How about bilge pumps and engine exhaust?