Last night, as I was closing the galley
drain seacock, I noticed that when the handle is half way between open and closed there's a leak through the nut holding the valve in place. The nut is cracked, but doesn't leak when the valve is open or closed, only when it's half way.
Leaving the "how did this happen?" discussion for some other time, I'm now focusing on fixing the issue before it becomes a more serious problem.
I'm thinking that I could plug
the seacock with a wooden peg (or something more rubbery that would block the hole better) from outside. That would allow me to change the valve without hauling the boat.
Does that make sense? Has anyone tried it? Or should I just spend the money
to use the travelift for 20 minutes?