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Old 29-03-2013, 18:50   #46
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Re: Transmission fluid help, please.

My sea cocks are pretty new, about 4 years and I was taught to exercise them every couple weeks. So, yeah, pulling a hose off an open through hull would take someone much braver than I.
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Old 29-03-2013, 19:04   #47
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My sea cocks are pretty new, about 4 years and I was taught to exercise them every couple weeks. So, yeah, pulling a hose off an open through hull would take someone much braver than I.
Yes, and despite the above advice, much stupider!

I think that you have done this investigation well, and predict that you will make a damn good yottie.

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WHY, A sea cock that hasnt been used in years is probably seized up, and if it does still work, it will more than likely leak water thru it.

Rather than trying to turn the sea cock off, It may break off in your hand, Then you have a permanent hole in your boat,
Cut the hose off and put the new one on, Takes what, a Minute, The extra person puts their hand on the hole for that minute,

Nice new sea cock, Just turn the tap off, replace hoses, Simple,
Old sea cock, Expect trouble, Corrosion in there, ??????????????, Unknown,

Its only a Brass tap, and they do deteriorate in time


If having well maintained and operational seacocks on your vessel is not a primary concern of yours.... I suggest you find a safer hobby.... At the very least... refrain from taking guests sailing....

(sorry for the thread drift Meagan.... But this is insanely irresponsible...)
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