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Speaking Of Seacocks...


Mike McCoy

I have a small 3/4" bronze seacock for the head inlet that is almost impossible to open/close. Plus, if it's not set 'just right' when it's open it will drip/weep around handle.

I'm thinking it must be original since it has the rod type handle which I haven't seen available. It's also kinda 'unusual' since it also has an extra outlet that serves as a saltwater feed plumbed to the galley.

I haven't attempted to disassemble/lubricate it since I'm not sure how anyway. Would it be just as easy to go ahead and replace the rubber cone as it would to lubricate it?



Jeff Holemo

Mike
If it looks like a smaller version of the 1 1/2" groco seacock then it disassembles the exact same way. plug your thru hull from the outside if your boat is in the water then loosen the cone compression with the T handle and remove the two screws on the plate holding the cone in and pull it out. If it is like mine then it will be really corroded so be careful loosening those screws. I took all of my seacocks completely out and sandblasted them. they cleaned up real good and work like new now. not sure if they actually seal since my boat has not been back in the water since.
Jeff

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