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3562RE: [campernicholson] Re: Seacocks

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  • keith morris
    Nov 2, 2006
      I too intend replaceing the Blakes seacocks with stainless steel ones. But one must remember to change the skin fitting to stainless steel as well. Do not install stainless seacocks on bronze skin fittings, the results can be increased corrosion between the different metals. Tenancier is hull No. 106 I think offhand, and is berth at Southport Yacht Club, Queensland, Australia, so the boat is always in warm salt water, maybe UK owners do not have the same corrosion rate/speed as experiecced here. Thankyou all for expressing your views, a great read. Regards, Keith Morris.

      Graham Norbury <gnorbury@...> wrote:
      Its not unusual to have Marleon seacocks stiffen to the point of breaking off their handles.  Frankly, any seacock will benefit from regular operation and a light lubrication with the appropriate gunk on an annual basis. 
      Note: some seacocks have rubber parts and should not be lubed with petrochemicals.  Silicone grease is good for most anything.
      -----Original Message-----
      From: campernicholson@ yahoogroups. com [mailto:campernicho lson@yahoogroups .com] On Behalf Of Jeffrey Moorman
      Sent: Thursday, November 02, 2006 3:26 PM
      To: campernicholson@ yahoogroups. com
      Subject: Re: [campernicholson] Re: Seacocks

      Hi Gang, When I re-fit LaBo I decided to go all Marelon, No corrosion, no electrolysis issues-nada. ..the only drawback is that they will melt if the boat catches on fire...hmmm.
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: "steve &Sue" <sanukd@hotmail. com>
      > To: campernicholson@ yahoogroups. com
      > Subject: [campernicholson] Re: Seacocks
      > Date: Thu, 02 Nov 2006 18:35:59 -0000
      > I have been wondering whether or not to go modern. My blakes are
      > exactly as you described... but then they are probably very old. I
      > have seen plenty of pickled modern ones aswell tho I wonder if all
      > those threads doesnt increase surface area for corrossion??
      > --- In campernicholson@ yahoogroups. com, "Graham Norbury"
      > <gnorbury@.. .> wrote:
      > >
      > > In the US you can get them through defender.com. Personally
      > however, I
      > > think you need to ask yourself whether you really want more
      > Blakes, or would
      > > you be better served swapping out for the modern ball valve style?
      > >
      > > Every set of Blakes I've ever seen on a CN35 has been green,
      > severely
      > > corroded, and invariably seized solid. One of my cockpit drain
      > seacocks
      > > broke in half (luckily out of the water) apparently due to galvanic
      > > corrosion. When I replaced all Luna Azul's seacocks, I did use
      > Blakes -
      > > since then I've changed my opinion and would steer well clear of
      > them.
      > >
      > > Graham
      > >
      > >
      > > -----Original Message-----
      > > From: campernicholson@ yahoogroups. com
      > > [mailto:campernicholson@ yahoogroups. com] On Behalf Of steve &Sue
      > > Sent: Wednesday, November 01, 2006 2:52 PM
      > > To: campernicholson@ yahoogroups. com
      > > Subject: [campernicholson] Seacocks
      > >
      > >
      > > Anyone know where I can get replacement Blakes seacocks?
      > >


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