I'm in the process of buying
a boat, and most of the seacocks are built inside cabinet and joinery work that is tabbed into the hull
, with access through the top only. The top of the cabinets Above the waterline... But the hose runs through holes in the face or interior
dividers of the cabinetry.
I thought the top access above the waterline "Box" was interesting, even if hard to access (understatement)... but the loose fit of the hose through the box leading to heads and sink drains, lead me to wonder why not use bulkhead fittings with a hose barb on both sides of the bulkhead, so there is no leakage potential if the hose or seacock has a failure inside the box.
On one hand it adds a point of failure, at each of the hose clamps... but on the other hand the box would be water
tight around the seacock its self, and even valved off on its way out of the water
Anyone have thoughts as why we don't see this done?