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Old 07-08-2013, 10:01   #16
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Re: Blake's Seacock Maintenance

will epoxy stick to bronze? Good idea, if it works. Maybe call West systems, et al, for advice?
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Old 20-01-2014, 12:24   #17
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To service the blakes sea valves is not rocket science. ...






Hi everybody,

time goes by... and still this is very interesting for me, thanks for the tipps for maintenance.
@Tynesnider: As far as I can see in the g..gle-image-search, at least one of your pictures shows the old version of the Seacock without grease nipple, but it is not available here in large size any more nor is there a drawing of these old one at Blakes' site.
Could you send them once again, please? Would help me a lot to get an idea of what to be done!

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Hi everybody,

time goes by... and still this is very interesting for me, thanks for the tipps for maintenance.
@Tynesnider: As far as I can see in the g..gle-image-search, at least one of your pictures shows the old version of the Seacock without grease nipple, but it is not available here in large size any more nor is there a drawing of these old one at Blakes' site.
Could you send them once again, please? Would help me a lot to get an idea of what to be done!

Thank you
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Hi Charlie

See here mate:
Blakes Seacock 1.5 inch - Complete (inc UK del)

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Blakes Seacock 0.75 inch - Complete (inc UK del)

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Old 20-01-2014, 13:03   #19
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Hi Mike,

thank you - but these are the new ones including the grease nipple. Mine are without - the old version.

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Hi Charlie

Yes my own are at least 24 years old (original with boat) and do not have the latest grease nipples, I have found by using the Blakes grease I only need to service them every two years min.

However I also find that the secret of keeping them active is to use them weekly or at least turn the valves.

I also use a household bathroom cleaner once a month to keep the toilet clean but more important I never have any smells!.

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Re: Blake's Seacock Maintenance

Great, thank you a million times! Looks like new, almost! Mine are even 36 years old and still are sticking if not used for weeks.

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Great, thank you a million times! Looks like new, almost! Mine are even 36 years old and still are sticking if not used for weeks.

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Hi Charlie

Are you using the 'Blakes' own grease?? not cheap but very good so far.
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No, but I am going to order it. Hope it will resist brackish Baltic water...
But I am afraid they were not greased since years - not loosing a drop though!

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Re: Blake's Seacock Maintenance

I have 2 Blakes seacocks on my US sourced 55 year boat that I'm working on the hard. No idea show old they are. The bronze looks ok to me and the valves open and close freely. Do these have a lifespan due to wasting from electrolysis etc?
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Re: Blake's Seacock Maintenance

You need the correct lapping compound for the metal, don't just use the first one you find, as it could be wrong.
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All you need is here
http://www.pbase.com/mainecruising/t..._cone_seacocks
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