After a lot of electrical
system work, I thought the boat would be good to go for the season. But then I inspected some other items that were in the pre-purchase survey
and discovered two inoperable seacocks (always open). They are both the inline valve type, not flanged seacocks. Hoses are single
clamped and no room for second clamp.
I would like to replace them with Groco seacocks and add fairing blocks. However, the space around one of the valves is very tight. Also there are several hoses that abut the valve and probably contributed to the obvious corrosion
. Those hoses need to be re-routed and somehow there needs to be more space around the valve for a fairing block. I lack the carpentry knowledge to understand how the cabinetry is constructed and generally am at a loss on how to proceed. Suggestions?
I read Maine
Sail's guide to fabricating and installing fiberglass
fairing blocks. His results look great but are time consuming and require a drill press, which I don't have. Someone else suggested making an epoxy
fairing block by pouring epoxy
into a cut off yogurt container. Any feedback on this method? This will be my first time doing any epoxy or fiberglass