Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: British Columbia
Thanked 41 Times in 39 Posts
Rep Power: 4
Re: Through Hulls - Open or Closed?
I have cut the handle on a ball valve, and welded them back on at a 45 degree angle,. That way, 45 degrees one way is closed and 45 degrees the other is open. That let me put a push rod on, whatever length is needed, to open and close them in hard to reach spots, without having to reach around lockers full of stuff. Makes it much easier to close and open them.
Brent Swain, Boat designer, Builder, and author of "Origami Metal Boatbuilding"