Re: Sea Water Valve / Stop Cock Replacement
John and Anne on Bali Hai <hollamby@...>
I had to replace the stop cock on the forward holding tank as the
old one seized up. The local chandlery sold replacements..in bronze
as the original for about US$10 or in stainless for $50.
It was difficult to cut the fibreglass around the bottom until I
bought a couple of long Abrafiles from the local toolshop. These are
made to be used in a hacksaw and are about three sixteenths of an
inch in diameter and 10 inches long. Although not designed for this
job they do bend enough to file through the fibreglass.I held the
ends with bits of rag. I also replaced the plastic tubing with a new
piece of Sanitary tubing.
Good luck John SM 319
--- In amelyachtowners@..., "john martin"
turn off and on. The fiberglass around the valves on the holdingtanks seem
to be more decorative then anything. Its above the water line soi'll just
cut around the valve and take it out and put the new one in. If mywife says
it looks ugly I'll wrap some wide white tape around it. If thefiberglass
turns out to be structual and needs to be re- wraped I'll let youknow.
John "Moondog" SM 248ReplacementFrom: "rossirossix4" <equinoxsolstice@...>
beDate: Sun, 19 Feb 2006 19:15:40 -0000
itglassed in or on the bottom part of the valve. Almost looks like