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Re: Closing seacocks

Yes, I close them all, except cockpit drains. I only have 5.

When I purchased the boat every seacock was seized open. The PO never closed them.
I took them all apart cleaned and lubricated them; replaced all the hoses and clamps and maintain them that way.

The 1st thing I look for when starting the engine is waterflow.
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Re: Closing seacocks

T37Chef, I'm curious... what are your 3 seacocks?
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Re: Closing seacocks

Closing seacocks is a good measure. On the other hand even bronze does give away in sea water. You cannot see the difference by checking the thru hull. Make sure you replace them every ten years. If it breaks the sea **** will not protect.
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T37Chef, I'm curious... what are your 3 seacocks?
Ooops, 4 total...Engine, head (closed always), head sink (wash down pump and head intake also use this), galley sink.
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Re: Closing seacocks

Typically NO, but I do close the head seacock if leaving the boat for more than a day.
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Re: Closing seacocks

I'm not in the water yet (2 days!) but my projected answer goes like this:

Yes, but I only have 2 (head intake and sink/ice box drain).
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Re: Closing seacocks

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Nevertheless, let's sound off. Do you close your thru hulls when you leave your boat?
Yes, absolutely...... We have six and it takes me less than 45 seconds to close them all..
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Re: Closing seacocks

Yes!!!!
I have four, 2 sinks, head, engine. The key for the engine hangs on the lever for the engine seacock.
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Nevertheless, let's sound off. Do you close your thru hulls when you leave your boat?
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Re: Closing seacocks

If I had them on my boat I would. I am planning on adding them during the next off season.
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