There are many systems we use on a modern boat which are inherently risky, like air conditioning
, which pumps sea water
inside the boat. Also shore power
, sometimes through very dodgy connections.
Rather than not using these amenities I prefer to try to minimize the risk.
I believe I have done this with our dock water
supply, which didn’t have any safeguards against an internal pipe failure, which has been known to sink boats.
I’ve written a page on my website about how I installed a automatic fail-safe valve, which might be of interest to anyone without safeguard—other than remembering to switch the faucet off when leaving the boat.
Go to Schooner Britannia, a Brigantine Schooner being renovated.
and click on the nav’ button, water valve.