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Old 01-07-2016, 10:29   #1
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Access seacocks

To get access to the seacocks on my Tashiba 31 I have to -

1. Remove the companionway ladder
2. Remove 2 sliding doors
3. Clear and remove a shelf
4. Crawl in over the engine to reach back about 5 feet to the valves.

I want to shut the valves when I leave the boat, but after 2 times of this I'm already sick of it.

any suggestions besides getting a different boat? (love this boat)


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Re: Access seacocks

Is there access from the lazarette?
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Old 01-07-2016, 11:31   #3
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Re: Access seacocks

You can drill a hole in the lever and add an operating rod, so you pull and push on the rod to open and close the valve, maybe. If you have the space and a straight run to the valve, it's not hard.
Me, I just got over it as I have to leave the AC one open when I'm gone or let the interior teak suffer from excess humidity and heat.
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Re: Access seacocks

Since my engine/raw water pump is below the water line, and the seacock is also inaccessible, I ve been thinking about running the raw water hose directly up to a loop above the water line and putting a valve up there. Only one double clamped heavy duty hose to worry about. Maybe put a vacuum breaker valve up at the top of the loop. (It works for the gigantic Wood storm pumps in New Orleans, so why not?)
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Re: Access seacocks

a64pilot has the best answer. I use that on my generator valves. I live aboard, so only operate the valves at haul outs during maintenance. Double your hose clamps and do good hose checks and you should be able to leave the seacocks open.
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