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Old 21-10-2014, 18:24   #1
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Seacock Seal Question

Hello Group. I have a Shannon 28 with the cone stye seacocks. The upper part where the hose attaches to is able to rotate. I noticed water was leaking out of it, so I closed the seacock and removed the barbed bronze piece that the hose attaches to. It has what appears to be a leather oring/washer. Does anyone know where to find replacements? I just put some Lifecaulk in and tightened it up. It is leak free, but I will no longer be able to rotate it.

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Old 21-10-2014, 18:58   #2
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Re: Seacock Seal Question

Don't have a lot of personal experience with then but see here:
Servicing Tapered Cone Seacocks Photo Gallery by Compass Marine How To at pbase.com

Mainesail does a great job of explaining servicing them on the compass marine site. Maybe he can answer your question.
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Re: Seacock Seal Question

The hose attachment is called a "tail piece" and the leather washer is a "tail piece washer". They are used when you need to attach a hose to a straight male thread. The old Wilcox Crittenden seacocks used them.

Groco sells tail pieces, they probably can supply the washers. I'd probably just make one.


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Old 22-10-2014, 16:24   #4
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Re: Seacock Seal Question

Thanks so much to both of you for your guidance. I've got the technical term for the part, and a good resource site. Regards, Josh
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Re: Seacock Seal Question

I would just get thick gasket material (for water) from an auto parts store and cut them.
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