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Old 12-05-2012, 05:38 PM   #21
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I don't remember you being there
Didn't have to be...have installed and used enough on commercial boats to know what they are really like...you can whack them with a 10 pound sledge and they are fine....
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:04 PM   #22
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What exactly does service and maintenance on a brass seacok entail? .
This link has been posted before by me and others. For anyone interested in the full process of restoring a bronze seacock here is a pretty good photo essay on how to do it. http://www.pbase.com/mainecruising/boat_projects

Depending on the size of your screen the article you want is in the second or third row down, "Servicing tapered cone seacocks."
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:29 PM   #23
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A number of years back I serviced all the seacocks on "my" vessel. As I recall, 18 both above and BWL. Most just needed a solvent cleaning and re-grease. The two main engine seacocks most probably had NEVER been out since installation since there was a stringer in the way that did not allow barrel removal. A 3" hole saw took care of that. I lapped those two with valve compound as described above, greased and re-installed. Now, I used wheel bearing grease and I found out afterwords that this was not recommended due to a component of the grease being incompatible with the bronze. All work just fine and I no longer need to use the "torque multiplier" piece of pipe the previous owner needed to cycle the engine seacocks.
As to Marelon...NO experience what-so-ever.
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