Many boats with below waterline drains do the modification including Westsails.
I have been assuming that I would use Forespar (white plastic) thru-hulls for the above waterline cockpit
drains but it just dawned on me how much my boat bucks out here in my exposed anchorage and that the thru-hulls would be constantly dipped or submerged in salt water
Also bucking a current
or high rpm's of the diesel
squats the ass end of the boat further exposing the thruhulls and aft ends of the inside of the hoses to salt water
Probably best to use bronze thru-hulls?
Also, can anyone think of any scenarios where a seacock on the thru-hull would come in handy or even a life saver?
I just bought a Herreshoff 28 about 5 weeks ago, the former retiring English
prudent sailor had seacocks installed on above WL thru-hulls. Mind you the boat sits low in the water
, in fact I step from my Caribe inflatable
onto the Herreshoff opposite of the climb up onto the Westsail. He sailed almost everywhere on the globe with the boat.
And, install seacocks?