Re: [capri26] Raw Water Intake
- Joe;Since you launch using your trailer, I wouldn't even consider trying this in the water. What's wrong with your valve?Bob Unkel
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On May 30, 2009, at 10:27 PM, "joebakes" <joebakes@...> wrote:
Has anyone replaced their engine raw water ball valve? Catalina Direct sells a 3/4" valve that they say goes on most Catalina's but I'm not sure about the Capri. Also, any thoughts on replacing the valve with the boat in the water? It looks like an easy job that could go bad in a hurry.
Thanks for your help.
- Thanks Art & Bob for your help.
I need to replace the ball valve because the stem of the handle snapped off where it connects to the ball. The expansion plugs are a great idea. I’m going to replace the cork plugs I have in my toolbox with them. As much as I hate to do it, I’ve decided to pull my boat out to make the repair. Better safe than sorry.
--- On Sun, 5/31/09, Artstree@... <Artstree@...> wrote:
From: Artstree@... <Artstree@...>
Subject: Re: [capri26] Raw Water Intake
Date: Sunday, May 31, 2009, 6:43 AM
I would imagine that the valves are the same but I will need to do some research for conforamtion. As for replacing it in the water, the best way I can think of is to use an expansion plug simualr to ones use to reseal wine bottles or boat transoms and plug the through hole from the outside.
When installing the new valve, make sure the shut off handle is easily accessable. When Catalina installed mine it ended up facing to port and not very accessable. This is on my to do list to rotate the valve at least 90 degrees. Also the plan is to install an access door so you do not have to remove the engine cover to get to the valve.
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