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Re: Review Your Own Boat
Why not use Ys and have two valves on one seacock? or more Ys and more valves as needed?
Similar concept. However, this can be a single hull penetration for many more raw water needs.
The downside to a sea chest is typically more hose running around the boat, which can fail. If it does, you'll need valves coming out of the sea chest, or you have to shut off everything feeding on that seachest. I've seen sea chests that are permanently exposed to the sea and only have valves coming out of it. I've also seen a major thru hull feeding a sea chest, with many outlets. I like the former.
My boat has a dozen penetrations below the waterline. Two dozen, if you include those at the waterline. Ugh.
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Last edited by Minnewaska; 01-11-2020 at 07:58 AM.