Re: through hull forard head

Randall Walker

Thanks Courtney,
That will be my next test.


On Thu, Mar 5, 2020 at 7:38 PM Courtney Gorman via Groups.Io <> wrote:
Before you go to all the trouble of pumping out why not try and run a snake from the through hull back up would be an easy fix if it is just plugged

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From: Randall <sailingalbedo@...>
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Sent: Thu, Mar 5, 2020 1:35 pm
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] through hull forard head

That hose has been heat treated over 13 yrs its hard as rock and I will have to do a pump out and flush as best I can as there is a 40 litre black water tank, nasty.
The handle moves fine and the shaft inside seems to move also. So either something is in the tank, or the ball is no longer attached to the handle.
Ah the joy of boating. Nothing cheap, nothing easy.


On Thu, Mar 5, 2020 at 6:58 PM Ian <parkianj@...> wrote:
Suggest putting in off position. Remove hose. Then gently turn on. If water flows something may be blocking the hose. 
Saves diving under boat as a first option. 


Ocean Hobo SN96

On 5 Mar 2020, at 17:59, Randall Walker <sailingalbedo@...> wrote:

Has anyone had a 90 degree shut off valve fail to turn. The handle turns but nothing flows. I hope I have a clog/blockage near the shutoff. But it may be the pin from the handle to the ball have separated. for now I will just do pump outs, but was wondering if this has happened to anyone else. I don't know how anything could plug this but you never know what is in there.
A54 #56

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