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Old 20-10-2014, 06:12   #1
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Seacock Comparisons

I have the old 3/4 inch groco seacocks in my sailboat. They are the type with the rubber core and I want to replace them with ball type valves. I am familiar with the ball valve groco seacocks but I recently found the same item made by Buck Algonquin 3/4 in. Full-Flow Seacock 00ASC75LP. The price is approx half the price of the groco valves. Anyone familiar with these Buck Algonquin ones. Thanks
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Re: Seacock Comparisons

Go with the best--Groco.
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Re: Seacock Comparisons

I don't sell the Buck Algonquin seacocks but they are probably pretty good.
There are a couple of features on the Groco that I like.

The handle can be set to close either to the right or left. The Buck will only close to the left. This makes the Groco easier to install in some situations.

The Groco also has a 3/8" square hole in the handle so that you can use a 3/8" socket ratchet or breaker bar to extend the handle if you need to.

The Groco is also drilled to fit the new Groco backer blocks which make installation very easy and strong.

A quick search of the internet showed me that the 3/4" Buck valves are about $15.00 cheaper than the Groco. I think Groco is worth the difference.

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Groco is the best; great product and very good support
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Thanks for the replies. Groco it is. I have them on my other sailboat and I'm more than happy with them. Just thought I might save a few $ but that isn't always the best idea. Thanks again.
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