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Open or closed seacock?

Am I correct in my understanding that you can tell whether a seacock is open or closed by whether or not the handle is parallel to the hose? That it doesn't have anything to do with whether the handle is parallel to the "T" in the seacock itself?

So in these pictures below, am I correct in my guess as to whether they are open or closed?


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Re: Open or closed seacock?

Your observations are correct.
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Re: Open or closed seacock?

I concur, you are correct.
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Re: Open or closed seacock?

Though I'm thinking the handle on the Blacke seaccks (circa 1967) on the Moody Halberdier I had could be placed on the plug (VALVE STEM) in four different positions. The head of the plug for the handle was square. The sure sign was the "arrow" on the plug head indicating the open side and if the sink drained or not!
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Re: Open or closed seacock?

Usually you can tell by the handle orientation as you suggest... but I'm wondering why the 'plugged' one was left 'open'....????

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Usually you can tell by the handle orientation as you suggest... but I'm wondering why the 'plugged' one was left 'open'....????
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Re: Open or closed seacock?

Also noticed in a few of the pixs some green goo that appears to be leaking..is that from servicing the thru haul seacocks? Also noticed no green wire bonding.. Yes I know there are different theories about bonding vs. non bonding thru hauls..
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Re: Open or closed seacock?

I was wondering about the open plugged one myself. We've only had her for a week so I really don't know. Any suggestions as to how to handle this? She's on the hard so perhaps we can test it?

As for the green goo. I thought it was just from servicing them. The prior owner seemed very diligent in all of his maintenance (both annual and periodic), he's remaining at the same marina, and he's offered to make himself available for questions (an offer I definitely don't want to abuse), so I wasn't too worried about it. Should I be?

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Re: Open or closed seacock?

Wipe up the gooo and if it's makes it's self present again then the seacock maybe leaking.. I assume the boat is in the water?
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Re: Open or closed seacock?

Actually it's still on the hard. I assumed the seacock was open because of that (although I can't remember what is connected to the closed seacock).

I'll try to wipe up the goo (if it's not hardened) for neatness if nothing else.

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