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Old 02-22-2015, 07:23 AM   #1
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Electric sea cocks.

Hello to all, I have a GB36 with twin 210 cummins so not a lot of spare room below deck for my not so slender frame to crawl past hot engines to close sea cocks, I googled 'electrically operated ball valves' and found there are many types commercially available, I am wondering if anyone has any experience, good or bad, using these valves as sea cocks.
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Old 02-22-2015, 07:51 AM   #2
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Hello to all, I have a GB36 with twin 210 cummins so not a lot of spare room below deck for my not so slender frame to crawl past hot engines to close sea cocks, I googled 'electrically operated ball valves' and found there are many types commercially available, I am wondering if anyone has any experience, good or bad, using these valves as sea cocks.
Cheers, JohnM.
Hopkins Carter is a commercial vendor here and has mentioned them.
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Thanks PS.
John take a look at the Groco E-Valve.
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Thanks PS.
John take a look at the Groco E-Valve.

Looks like they're using a Garmin GMI-10 display, interesting.
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Looks like something to break and the cost has to be high on them
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Thanks, I appreciate the feedback.
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Old 02-23-2015, 06:13 AM   #7
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A push pull cable will do what the electric will do at probably 1/10 the cost and with the feel at the end of the cable , there will be no guessing "did it work".
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