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Re: Sinking Feeling
Originally Posted by MastUndSchotbruch
As it happens, a few weeks ago I had the kitchen sink metal (connector under the sink) literally crumble in my hands when I was working on something down there. I could have failed literally any time and easily sunk the boat had the seacock been open.
I ALLWAYS close ALL seacocks when I am not on board.
This just emphasizes that you need to have all the critical components in good condition. Solid through-hulls, top-quality hose, double-clamped.
The Trident hose to my sinks is so stiff, it could disconnect from the sink and nothing would happen as the top end will always be above the water line.
Closing sea-cocks is fine, but that should be a failsafe, not a substitute for quality components and proper maintenance.
Bristol 31.1, San Francisco Bay