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Old 04-26-2011, 06:33 PM   #9
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RE: Setting anchor with the windlass question

nomadwilly wrote:
and after we shut down do we always close the seacock?
I'd be interested to the answer on that. I have to admit the only time we close our seacocks (5 of them) is if really bad weather is forecast, at which point we are usually on our home mooring. If we are on the boat anchored with such a forecast, I still don't close the engine one as, if we have to start up quickly in an emergency (dragging, or whatever, usually in the middle of the night), I don't want to have to deal with first opening up the engine compartment and crawling down there to open the seacock while all hell is breaking loose before I can start up and move.
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