Hi. Iím referring to the Forespar MF 849 flanged seacock. On both this forum and SA , you can find the failure cases.
There is nothing about your credentials in your public profile.
Looks like you own a Shannon 55. Itís a beautiful boat. I worked in RI and knew a lot of Shannon people.
My boat is aluminum
and we welded pre drilled and threaded 1/2 ď backing plates
for each seacock. Iím not sure when we purchased them, but it was early on in the process. When I had a problem, Forespar walked away.
Would you ever deal with a company that tells you to eat it? Not me.
I really donít care what new products they have now.
As to the ABYC static test. If you were in the industry you would know the back story on lots of ABYC standards. Boatbuilders and repair people have very different standards than the FAA in building, training and maintenance
You are a boat owner, I have a record
as a builder
. Let people here see both
sides. I would not put a plastic valve in any boat I build . Period.
Enjoy you Shannon, good boat, very nice guys built it. Till then...
Happy trails to you.
Mark and his TIG crazy, biscuit pooping manatee friends