Originally Posted by w1651
I will next year but I have a sea cock dripping right now because I accidently knocked the neck and broke it off.
It was used for the galley
sink drain and has been replaced but they must have used the same old neck fitting
I'm worried that they used a less then decent sea cock and I am worried about it not sealing and getting worse. It had me scared to death when I was moving the boat to where it is now.
The sea cocks in the Head are completely wore out
also so all in all I need to replace 4 sea cocks and get the 2 for the cock pit drains loosened up and lubed. They are original bronze and look to be in good shape just jammed up.
What do you mean by "Neck?" - Do you have a flanged "seacock" or a "ball valve mounted on a through hull stem (threaded interior
part)? See above pictures. What broke off? The part attached to the sink drain hose? Or the whole valve from the through hull?
- - Assuming you are in the water and not planing to haul until later in the year then trying to install backing blocks is - IMHO - not a good idea as you would need to remove whatever "valve" you have attached to the through hull and have an open hole right out through the boat.
- - If you broke the seacock/ball valve off the through hull fitting (inside threaded portion), then you must have some sort of plug in the hole.
- - If you broke off the hose nipple/adaptor on the seacock/ball valve that is attached to the sink drain, then all you need to do is to attach a strong tool like a chain-vise grips to the valve body and use a wrench or another vise grip to remove the broken hose adaptor and replace it.
- - In that case simply live with the leaky valve until you are ready to haul and do the job correctly.
- - How do you "wear out" a seacock? If you fail to clean and maintain it, the valve will become difficult or impossible to close/open. But that just means disassembling the seacock/valve and lubing it.
- - In any case make sure you have wooden or other type cone plugs ready to close the hole should the valve break off at the through hull stem (inner threaded part), which is highly probable if you try to mess with removing the valve. At least make sure the boat is in water no more than a foot or less deeper than your keel