17510Re: Cockpit Seacock Maintenace
- Sep 1, 2008The only thing Carter left out was the Advil!!! Take three before
undertaking this attempt to assume the physiognomy of a pretzel and
then take a handful after you negotiate extracating yourself from the
bowels of your boat!! Wash both doses down with single malt. Take an
extra swig or two just to make sure!!
--- In Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com, Carter Brey <cbrey@...> wrote:
> I assume you're talking about the cockpit scupper seacocks.
> I have a 28, which must have even less room manoeuvring room than
> 34. But it can be done.
> My technique is to lower myself slowly into the lazarette (after
> removed any obstacles stored down there such as fuel jerry cans and
> mothers-in-law), steering my legs in the direction opposite to the
> seacock in question. I end up lying on my side facing the seacock,
> feet over on the other side of the lazarette. In this lateral
> position I find I actually have a good range of motion for work.
> Be sure to put all the tools you think you may possibly need in a
> and bring it with you. And John's advice to bring a rag to spread
> underneath to catch errant fasteners is good.
> Oh-- don't forget your dogeared copy of the Profanosaurus. And your
> phone. And tie the lazarette hatch open with small stuff.
> Use the backstay to haul yourself up afterward. You may find you
> exit in stages, rotating your body 90 degrees as you emerge from
> shadowy chrysalis.
> Best regards,
> Carter Brey
> S28 MkII #532 "Delphine"
> City Island, NY
> On Sun, 2008-08-31 at 21:58 -0700, Michael Sims wrote:
> > I know that someone in this group has had the same problem that I
> > having now, I have a 1986 Sabre Mk II, 34 foot, The port side
> > apparently has had little maintenance performed on it by the POs.
> > was trying to clean it today, but I couldn't even reach the back
> > to remove the nut. The seacock handle, I couldn't move because it
> > stuck. This subject seacock is between the steering housing
> > compartment, the CNG locker and the fuel tank bulkhead. Has anyone
> > found a easier way to remove this nut to clean this seacock. I was
> > considering cutting an inspection hole in the bulkhead wall ( on
> > other side of the seacock) in the port deep cockpit locker to
> > the back of this seacock and to remove this nut. This inspection
> > however would still be 12 inches away from the seacock. I can;t
> > this inspection hole any closer because of the fuel tank location
> > Any suggestions?
> > Mike
> > Altomar II
> > 86 sabre MKII
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