Re: Engine seawater intake
- Really?? Are you sure this is not a problem caused by the PO ? We had all
Blakes thru-hull/sea cocks on all the "holes in the boat". The owners
manual I have shows gate valves at the strainer (mine are part of the
strainer replacement) and we did have one gate valve at the exhaust , which
looks like a PO replacement (he had an awful boatyard do a lot of the
Anyway, common opinion is that if you HAVE a gate valve (whether or not it
leaks ) it is time to replace it.
- I have replaced both the galley sink drain and engine intake gate valves
with seacocks on Vortex. I believe that seacocks are much less liable to
corrode and fail without warning. Furthermore, gate valves have a nasty
habit of developing "sticking points" which can make you think you have
opened/closed them when in fact you have not.
From: BarryR8195@... [SMTP:BarryR8195@...]
Sent: 22 April 1999 21:51
Subject: [campernicholson] Re: Engine seawater intake
Hi all: For some reason C & N used a gate valve (rather than a
the engine sea water intake. The strainer sits on top of the gate
The gate valve has started to leak. I believe that the stem has
It's time for replacement. Does anyone know why C & N used the gate
(rather than a seacock) & has anyone else had to replace the
fitting? A gate
valve is also used for the galley sink drain. The C & N Owner's
that gate valves were standard on both thru-hull fittings on the NIc
35.---Barry Roberts C & N 35 #151 "Wildflower", Annapolis
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- Hi: We are replacing the engine water intake witha seacock. I was just
curious why C & N used the gate valves originally. The gate valves are shown
in the owners manual, so I'm pretty sure that they were installed by C & N
when the boat was built and not subsequently.
By the way, look for Wildflower on the Chesapeake this
summer. Late Sept or early Oct we'll be heading south.--Barry & Joan
Roberts, Wildflower, C & N 35 #151.
- Alegria has a ball valve, an Apollo I think, on the engine intake. It
clearly is not an original. The only gate valves that I have seen are on the
cockpit drain hoses.