Originally Posted by HopCar
I understand why some boat builders use a ball valve and thru-hull instead of a real seacock. They are building to a price
Why do some of you folks use a ball valve instead of a seacock?
I haven't looked at the prices lately but it seems like it was about $30.00 vs $250.00 and 15-20 minutes vs a couple hours of installation
If I had done everything on this boat with brand new ABYC recommended stuff, I would be one of the boats evacuating from Nelson Yachts last week. That's where I bought and refitted my boat. Instead we've been out cruising for almost 2 years.
All the boats that I've looked at and worked on, I've seen a grand total of ONE with proper seacocks. One.