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Paul: I had a similar problem a few years ago - just after being craned back into the water! Fortunately my seacock was off to the port side so I moved everything I could over to the starboard side, drained all the domestic water and then weighted the starboard side and bow with lumps of concrete. This induced sufficient list that I could unscrew the seacock and fit a replacement with only a minimal amount water coming in through the skin fitting. Yes, it's a bit risky but it worked for me.

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Hi Andy, That was very brave to try the seacock change over whilst boat still in the water. I just cant see me doing such a task with so much risk attached, I'm not Risk Averse but I have limits! Thank you to all so far with the advice. I have called Boulter Marine for some quotes so hopefully they get back to me soon. I have seen Composite "Marelon" Seacocks online and wonder if these are a better bet in that they shouldn't corrode.

Cheers - Paul

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Paul: that happened when I was on the Gt Ouse, which is non-tidal. If I were unfortunate enough for it to happen again, now that I'm on The Broads, I'd be tempted to reverse onto a slipway at high water, chock the stern and then wait for the water to go down before replacing the seacock - let mother nature do the hard work! As a precaution, I'd also bung the skin fitting from underneath in case mother nature was quicker than I was.

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DaveR  I had a look at the though hull fitting and its not clear how its installed. I guess its as you stated, silkaflex and tightened up but no way of knowing due to location deep in engine bay. I'm going to take the safest less risky option and get the boat out of the water and deal with this issue on dry land. Thanks for the advice.  

Cheers - Paul

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quote:"......
I'm going to take the safest less risky option and get the boat out of the water and deal with this issue on dry land
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Very wise move.  Smile

Steve. CM1 and NR12

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Please don't use WD40 as a penetrating oil which it isn't...... its use is for Water Displacement the clue is in the name it was not designed for releasing or penetrating...... Indifferent

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