Originally Posted by Disailor
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up from the bottom shows what looks to be a brass gate valve. Had one on my boat when I first got it & it broke in my hand as I was shutting it off after the weekend! Completely corroded! Inadvertently bumping it could break it open. I would get the boat out of the water & change that asap! Double all hose clamps where possible on all hoses connections that are below the water line.
Also found (upon first launch) the handle on a seacock was installed 90 degrees off - water flowed when handle was 90 to hose & closed when handle was inline with hose!
Enjoy the steep curve! Your going to have a number of great beer
stories in your repertoire!!
Yes, that fitting is not nice.
Also, for some odd reason the boat has two inlets for the raw water cooling
, T’d together into a single
feed to the engine
. The skin fittings are only about 300 mm apart too.
I have suggested to the owners that they simplify this to one fitting, and to use the one that is more protected from accidental damage while blocking off the other. (Glass it over).
They are fortunate in having access to VERY cheap
slipping in their marina so it will be an inexpensive and easy task.
That gate valve was not connected to the cooling
system (from memory) but you are correct. It MUST go while they are doing the other slipping jobs.