Re: A54 holding tank drain seasock
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Thanks all for your recommendations.
Yes the 54 has the same on the caps on the deck which we used after closing the valve.
A bit of vinaigrette did the trick:
- first white vinegar to dissolve the limescale then remove the debris
-followed by vegetable oil to lubricate the valve.
Moorea, French Polynesia
On 31 Jul 2020, at 08:31, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:
At the first sign the valve becomes sticky, we use vegetable oil to lube the
With the holding tank empty and the valve closed, remove the deck cap and
pour about a 100ml of vegetable oil into the tank. Let it sit for a little
while. Then, work the valve back and forth. This will last for a few months
before it needs to be done again.
(I am assuming the 54 has caps on the deck for pump-out like the 53)
With best regards,
Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia
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Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] A54 holding tank drain seasock
Any routine maintenance tips for the holding tanks drain seacocks?
Ours are starting to grip.