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Byrnerc 07-03-2018 14:17

seacock repair
 
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Hi, does anyone recognize the manufacturer of this valve and know if I can still get parts?

chris95040 07-03-2018 15:01

seacock repair
 
"WC" = Wilcox Crittenden

Those tapered cone seacocks can be fixed up nice with some lapping compound provided enough material remains.

http://www.pbase.com/mainecruising/t..._cone_seacocks

skipmac 07-03-2018 15:03

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Wilcox Crittenden. Haven't been made for many years. I only know of one or two companies that still make bronze, tapered plug seacocks, Spartan Marine https://www.robinhoodmarinecenter.com/spartanmarine/ and I would be very surprised if the parts were interchangeable.

Think you're going to have to replace it unless you can find a used one online

skipmac 07-03-2018 15:04

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Originally Posted by chris95040 (Post 2592330)
"WC" = Wilcox Crittenden

Those tapered cone seacocks can be fixed up nice with some lapping compound provided enough material remains.

Servicing Tapered Cone Seacocks Photo Gallery by Compass Marine How To at pbase.com

Yes they certainly can be lapped and sealed if the bronze hasn't wasted or any bits broken.

Cheechako 07-03-2018 15:10

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Clean them up, apply lanolin, good enough with no lapping. They just dont get turned enough to worry about lapping. :>)

skipmac 07-03-2018 15:24

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Originally Posted by Cheechako (Post 2592340)
Clean them up, apply lanolin, good enough with no lapping. They just dont get turned enough to worry about lapping. :>)

That's what I did with the WC seacocks on my Pearson. Just an occasional drip or tine bit of seepage. Was fine except for the seacock that closed off the drain from the holding tank. Somehow on that fitting even a tiny bit of seepage just wasn't acceptable.

Amazing how much odor just a couple of drops of holding tank effluent can contribute to the atmosphere.

Mike OReilly 07-03-2018 16:06

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Hi guys, Iíve got to service all my bronze seacocks this season. Do you buy your Spartan seacock grease from this Robinhood Marine Centre? I went there, but thereís no obvious way of ordering. Is this the source, or are there others? I see Mainsail is quite clear this is the stuff to use.

skipmac 07-03-2018 16:30

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Originally Posted by Mike OReilly (Post 2592362)
Hi guys, Iíve got to service all my bronze seacocks this season. Do you buy your Spartan seacock grease from this Robinhood Marine Centre? I went there, but thereís no obvious way of ordering. Is this the source, or are there others? I see Mainsail is quite clear this is the stuff to use.

Hi Mike,

I thought I had seen a way to order online in the past but now all I can find is this page with a phone number.

https://www.robinhoodmarinecenter.com/spartanmarine/

Byrnerc 08-03-2018 10:47

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Thanks everyone, I'm taking two out this weekend. I'll try to refurbish but if I'm not confident they'll last another 20 years I'll take money from my children to buy new ones.

skipmac 08-03-2018 12:52

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Originally Posted by Byrnerc (Post 2592797)
Thanks everyone, I'm taking two out this weekend. I'll try to refurbish but if I'm not confident they'll last another 20 years I'll take money from my children to buy new ones.

Children won't mind if you leave them the boat in your will. :whistling:

Mike OReilly 08-03-2018 12:57

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Originally Posted by skipmac (Post 2592371)
Hi Mike,

I thought I had seen a way to order online in the past but now all I can find is this page with a phone number.

https://www.robinhoodmarinecenter.com/spartanmarine/

Thanks Skip, thatís all I could find as well. I guess Iíll have to go old-school and pick up the phone. Feels kinda weird since all I want is one little bottle of grease.

skipmac 08-03-2018 13:10

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Originally Posted by Mike OReilly (Post 2592875)
Thanks Skip, thatís all I could find as well. I guess Iíll have to go old-school and pick up the phone. Feels kinda weird since all I want is one little bottle of grease.

But just think of the joy you will get speaking to a real person. Doesn't happen that often anymore.

Lepke 08-03-2018 14:23

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If you remove the screw and install a small grease cup or zerk fitting you can apply water proof grease and it will turn easier and not leak.


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