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Old 23-07-2015, 18:27   #1
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Do you know the brand of this seacock (ball valve)?

Thanks! I just want to get some rebuild kits for them.
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You sure that is a ball and not a tapered plug or bung? It looks like it's adjustable. Some of those old valves are a bit weepy until you tighten the nut which seats the taper tighter.
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Re: Do you know the brand of this seacock (ball valve)?

Guy is correct. That is a plug valve/seacock. Far nicer then a modern ball valve.
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Old 23-07-2015, 19:53   #4
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Got it. I was not sure so I was covering my bases by mentioning "ball valve" too.

And... what kind is it? Who is the maker? I have not been able to find out anything about it. They look stoutly built.
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Re: Do you know the brand of this seacock (ball valve)?

Just noticed some writing. I think it says HF. I Googled it and "seacock" and found nothing. Ideas anyone?
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Old 23-07-2015, 20:02   #6
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Re: Do you know the brand of this seacock (ball valve)?

More info:

This is very likely original equipment on a 24' Aquarius Pilot Cutter (a new to me boat).

My plan was (but I don't think I will find them) to find two more of these to put on a couple hoses on the boat which are seacockless.
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Re: Do you know the brand of this seacock (ball valve)?

You don't need rebuild kits to refurbish these valves. Go here Compass Marine How To Articles Photo Gallery by Compass Marine How To at pbase.com and follow his instructions on servicing tapered cone seacocks. Better still would be to follow his instructions on installing real flanged seacocks. I really hate to see valves just screwed onto thru hulls and called seacocks. Another option would be to put a Groco flanged adapter between the valve and the thru hull.
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Yeah, I'm with you. I realize they aren't "real seacocks", but as long as they are working well I am keeping them ($$$). I plan to upgrade to Spartans or Blakes when they crap out. Thanks for the information on servicing and the Grocos.
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Yeah, I'm with you. I realize they aren't "real seacocks", but as long as they are working well I am keeping them ($$$). I plan to upgrade to Spartans or Blakes when they crap out. Thanks for the information on servicing and the Grocos.

Thing is, they never"crap out". They may be old fashion but it will be a while before you change them for that reason.
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I don't have a problem with the valves, just that they are not supported by a flange and the threads don't match the thru-hull threads. You can re-use the valves. I'm just suggesting that if you do, install Groco flanged adapters to solve the two weaknesses I just mentioned.
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I don't have a problem with the valves, just that they are not supported by a flange and the threads don't match the thru-hull threads. You can re-use the valves. I'm just suggesting that if you do, install Groco flanged adapters to solve the two weaknesses I just mentioned.
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