Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Vancouver, BC
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Re: Closing seacocks
Yes. always, except the sink and cockpit drain. Both hard to get to both are above waterline. The boat next to me would have had a sad day tomorrow if we hadn't opened his engine compartment while looking at the the zincs he lost after 3 weeks in the water. I noticed his bilge pump was cycling, all afternoon. Hose was fine, engine was leaking, small plastic plug was broken off below the o ring. He was not connected to shore power so batteries only. 2 very expensive engines, batteries and an expensive generator down there. He never closed the seacock before, had to pry it shut with a wrench.
EDIT: After Brent's comment one thing about my head finally(sort of) makes sense. The previous owner observed the sink drain hose runs to the deck, and nowhere else. The rubber hose is just the right length to drain into the head, so long as you are willing to hang onto it. The SS tube makes more sense, I'll try that when I get to fixing the head.
Last edited by Jgbrown; 05-13-2012 at 08:06 PM.