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Sea cocks

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Originally not all the skin fittings below the water line had valves, and as such fitting new sea cocks with valves seemed like a very good idea. The existing gate valves (similar to the household twist round type) did not allow you to see at a glance whether they are in the on or off position so replacing them was a priority for safety reasons.

 

View of replacement engine intake valve before engine is refitted

Our first plan for adding valves to the cockpit drains had them fitted connected striate up from the skin fittings but that did not given the required clearance to fit the pipes connecting them drains above.

View of new valves for cockpit drains fitted striate to skin fittings

So we fitted the valves 90 degree angle adapters which screwed onto skin fittings this gives more clearance and helps to minimise the amount of water sitting in the pipes.

View of new valves for cockpit drains fitted angle adapters screwed onto skin fittings

Replacement sink outlet valve fitted.

View of replacement valve for sink drain.

Replacement toilet inlet valve fitting.

View of replacement valve for sink drain.

Toilet refitted and connected. Now the toilet is fitted again and reconnected that just leaves us with having to refit and connect the engine before all the skin fittings and valves below the water line are connected up again.

View of toilet refitted and connected

 

 

Last Updated on Friday, 22 May 2009 15:09