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17540Re: [SabreSailboat] Head Seacock

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  • Gib Metcalf
    Sep 2, 2008
      great. thanks.

      john kalinowski wrote:

      Y handle.
      You wrap over the top of the handle and around the hose that shows it is closed.

      --- On Tue, 9/2/08, Gib Metcalf <gibmetcalf@verizon. net> wrote:
      From: Gib Metcalf <gibmetcalf@verizon. net>
      Subject: Re: [SabreSailboat] Head Seacock
      To: Sabresailboat@ yahoogroups. com
      Date: Tuesday, September 2, 2008, 7:47 AM

      which handle?  The Y-valve or the seacock?  If the latter, I couldn't figure out what the zip tie secures to since the handle is perpendicular to the hose when closed.  I guess I'll zip tie the Y valve.  That should be straightforward ... and easier to access than the wet locker.

      I got a mailing about the storage on Winter Island.  Problem is that they won't allow you to do any work on your boat over the winter.  Not very convenient.

      john kalinowski wrote:
      put a zip tie on the handle in the closed position.
      Keep the rest of the bag somewhere else on the boat.
      If you want, you can call the harbormaster. Peter seems like a really nice guy.
      And as an aside, they are allowing winter storage near the harbormaster bldg.
      This is year is trailer only, but they are talking about boats on stands next year if this works out.

      --- On Tue, 9/2/08, Gib Metcalf <gibmetcalf@verizon. net> wrote:
      From: Gib Metcalf <gibmetcalf@verizon. net>
      Subject: [SabreSailboat] Head Seacock
      To: Sabresailboat@ yahoogroups. com
      Date: Tuesday, September 2, 2008, 6:38 AM

      A friend pointed out that Salem Sound (among other areas) has just been designated a No Discharge Area and that I'm supposed to "secure" the seacock in a closed position.  The rules seem unclear to me.  I have a Y valve coming off the holding tank allowing the tank to be emptied at a pump-out or at sea with a macerator pump.  I always leave the Y valve in the pump-out setting unless actually dumping (beyond the 3 mile limit).  So am I supposed to secure the handle?  Maybe I should be securing the Y-valve handle?

      What do other folks do with Type III systems in NDAs? 

      Michael Sims wrote:
      Thanks for those great answers to my question concerning the struck seacock. And some of the answers were riots!
      Well, I did resolve my problem for this year. The boat was on the hard during this maintenance issue. I sprayed the seacock with liquor wrench from the top and up the thru-hole from the outside. I then used a 1&1/4 inch by 24 inch long black steel pipe, placing it over the seacock handle. This 18 inch pipe gave me enough leverage to move the corroded seacock. I was then able to move the handle of the seacock, working it back and forth easily. This also allow me to work the handle without crawling inside the locker. That I realized could literally be painful.
      I was still not able to reach down enough to remove the nut on the back of the seacock. I was just happy that it was now moving freely. I will put off the disassembling it till next year. I will definitely look into seeing if I can remove any of the panels behind the engine. Thanks for that idea, Pete. 
      Thanks, Everyone,
      Mike -
      Altomar II

      --- On Mon, 9/1/08, Peter Tollini <pete@tollini. com> wrote:
      From: Peter Tollini <pete@tollini. com>
      Subject: RE: [SabreSailboat] Cockpit Seacock Maintenance
      To: Sabresailboat@ yahoogroups. com
      Date: Monday, September 1, 2008, 10:15 AM

      Mike –

      If the 34 MkII is similar to the 30 Mk III, you can clean out the port sail locker and then remove the engine access panel. At that point the other panel can come out by removing 3-4 Phillips wood screws.  That greatly simplified the task for me.



      -----Original Message-----
      From: Sabresailboat@ yahoogroups. com [mailto:Sabresailbo at@yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of Michael Sims
      Sent: Monday, September 01, 2008 12:58 AM
      To: Sabresailboat@ yahoogroups. com
      Subject: [SabreSailboat] Cockpit Seacock Maintenance



      I know that someone in this group has had the same problem that I am having now, I have a 1986 Sabre Mk II, 34 foot, The port side seacock apparently has had little maintenance performed on it by the POs. I was trying to clean it today, but I couldn't even reach the back of it to remove the nut. The seacock handle, I couldn't move because it was 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 the other side of the seacock) in the port deep cockpit locker to access the back of this seacock and to remove this nut. This inspection hole however would still be 12 inches away from the seacock. I can;t place this inspection hole any closer because of the fuel tank location


      Any suggestions?



      Altomar II

      86 sabre MKII



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