Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Creedmoor NC
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Seacock Drip (Spartan)
I am kind of at a loss. I have a seacock that I can not stop from dripping, about 2-3 drips per second, so it's significant. It is an old Spartan and was removed and lapped within the last year by a boatyard.
I am finding that even after loosening the locknut and tightening the inner nut the drip remains, and of course at that point it is impossible to move the handle without a hammer. I have loosened it and turned it a number of times but can't stop the leak.
My question is, is there anything I can do to stop the leak without a haulout? I am in Italy and can't be hauled out easily.
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