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post #20 of Old 08-25-2015
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Re: Sinking Feeling

Originally Posted by sailnman View Post
My reason for the post was to suggest people check their water stainer, not to start a dialog about closing seacocks. My failure was due to metal fatigue, something you normally wouldn't see unless you were looking for it.
Sorry, but your experience is a very good case for closing them, IMO. You may want to run the risk to save a time on each trip, but you could have lost your boat.

I don't own a boat (don't get to sail enough), but would go through a pre-cruise checklist before each outing even for my own boat. That would include the position of seacocks.
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